GardenDrumSussex MacMillan Coastal Garden Trail August 3-4, 2013

'Driftwood' Photo Charlotte Weychan

‘Driftwood’ Photo Charlotte Weychan

Sussex will host the MacMillan Coastal Garden Trail on August 3-4, with 21 open gardens including the spectacular ‘Driftwood’, owned by organiser Geoff Stonebanks. Rising horticulture star Jack Dunckley, a recent Silver Gilt winner at Chelsea, will open the trail.

MacMillan Garden Trail Sussex 2013

The Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail raises funds for the new Sussex MacmIllan Cancer Support Centre in Brighton. This year 22 coastal gardens stretching from Eastbourne to Brighton will open, hoping to raises thousands of pounds for the charity.

Juxtaposition (desert side) by Jack Dunckley Chelsea 2013

Juxtaposition (desert side) by Jack Dunckley Chelsea 2013

Juxtaposition (tropical side) by Jack Dunckley Chelsea 2013

Juxtaposition (tropical side) by Jack Dunckley Chelsea 2013

Jack Dunckley is only 20 yet already runs the huge Birchfield Nursery in Henfield, West Sussex, as well as designing gardens. His Chelsea Flower Show 2013 garden ‘Juxtaposition’ won a Silver Gilt Award.

You can read more about the spectacular Driftwood garden at The Galloping Gardener and also Sandgate, another garden open for the trail, which Charlotte Weychan describes as a “mini botanical garden”

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