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Notcutts Donates Bulbs to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Written by  Paul Dickson
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Notcutts Donates Bulbs to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Notcutts Norwich Garden Centre have donated end of season bulbs to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden.

The gift was facilitated by Ray Etheridge, one of Fairhaven's regular garden volunteers, who works at Notcutts. Ray explained: “Every year Notcutts donates end of season stock to charity. I suggested that Fairhaven would be a good location for our bulbs and was delighted to be able to bring four sacks of daffodils, along with tulips, and crocus to plant in the garden.”

Fairhaven Gardener Lydia Sutton is pictured with Ray planting some of the bulbs.

Louise Rout, General Manager, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden said: “Thank you so much to Notcutts for this wonderful gift, which will enhance the garden during the spring and will be much enjoyed by our staff, volunteers and visitors.”

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, NR13 6DZ. The garden is open every day, 10am to 4pm until the end of February, then 10am to 5pm from March onwards. The tearoom opens at 9.15am for breakfast. T. 01603 270449,www.fairhavengarden.co.uk

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