Ellon Castle Gardens and the Ellon & District Fundraising Group for Marie Curie will join forces this weekend to host an afternoon tea with a difference.
The garden gates will open to welcome visitors to their ‘Tea in the Gardens’ event on Sunday, May 28, raising money for the two charities.
Three guided tours will be running on the day complimented with delicious high teas served up in the Gardens marquee by the very talented Marie Curie Team.
It’s a rare opportunity to visit the venue which is currently being renovated and revitalised as part of a long-term plan to turn it into a major tourist attraction for the area.
With the apple blossom is in full bloom it really is a treat for all the senses, the walled garden is lined with a huge variety of species, some still dating back to the 1930s, many trees tagged with their original planting date and variety.
Profit on the day will be split equally between the two charities – the Marie Curie nurses work day and night in patients’ homes across the UK providing hands on care and vital emotional support to patients living with a terminal illness and their families.
Marie Curie services are always free, but their hands –on, specialist end of life care costs £20 per hour.
The event opens at 1pm – with the guided tours leaving at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm with teas being served from 2pm.
Joining the tour is not compulsory however full access to the garden is only available via the tour.
Entry is £7 for adults and £3 for children with a £1 discount for Ellon Castle Garden members on production of their membership card.