Beautiful gardens prepare to open for local charity

Wilmslow Wells for Africa (WWFA) will once again be hosting their annual Garden's Day, which is always very popular and a major fundraiser for the local charity.

This year's event on Saturday, 24th June, will enable visitors to explore another selection of beautiful gardens across Alderley Edge, Handforth, Mottram, Styal and Wilmslow, displaying a range of designs and horticultural techniques. Many of which are new or haven't displayed for a number of years.

Chairman David Cash said: "Gardens Day is a great day out offering the chance to explore some fantastic gardens in the local area. The funds raised provide much needed help in some of the poorest areas of Africa so it's a win-win occasion."

The gardens will be open from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Refreshments will be available in several gardens, whilst others will have plant sales to inspire you to get planting.

Tickets, giving access to all gardens, are available on the day for £13 from the first garden visited, or in advance for £11 from Chelsea Flowers (Chapel Lane, Wilmslow), The Potting Shed (Alderley Edge), Primrose Cottage Nursery (Styal Village) or from Shan (01625 520193) or Donald (01625 590339). Cash preferred and no dogs please.

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of WWFA. Since it started the charity has raised more than £1.5 million with over 99.5% going to provide clean water and sanitation to some of the most needed areas of Africa. Most recently, WWFA was able to quickly give aid in Malawi following the recent devastation caused by Cyclone Freddy. This included providing repairs to 7 water bore holes serving nearly 4,000 Africans who had been left with no clean water. In recent months the charity also completed a range of other successful projects in Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.

WWFA is supported solely by local volunteers and businesses and Gardens Day is their biggest fundraising event. Further information about the charity and how to make donations can be found at

Wilmslow Wells for Africa