A special garden open in Musbury, 12-13 May

The garden at Musbury  Barton, near Axminster, EX13 8BB will be open on Saturday and Sunday, May 12th. and 13th., from 2.p.m to 5.p.m. in aid of Send a Cow.   (www.sendacow.org)   The garden was started in 1947 and has been developed ever since. Trees and shrubs are well established – some of them rare and unusual.  The garden has never been professionally designed. It has grown and changed  to suit the owners’ tastes.  It aims to provide colour and interest all the year.

There will be Teas on the Terrace and plants for sale.  This is a glorious, five acre garden in a wooded valley complete with stream.   Due to its steep paths and steps, wheelchair access is limited to the terrace from which there are fine views of much of the garden.

3 miles S of Axminster off A358. Turn E into village, follow yellow arrows. Garden next to church, parking for 12 cars, otherwise park on road in village.   Entry £5 – under 14s Free.   Dogs on leads welcome.

HELP SEND A COW TO CELEBRATE THEIR 30th BIRTHDAY IN 2018 AND ENABLE FAMILIES IN AFRICA TO GROW THEIR WAY OUT OF POVERTY.

 It is 30 years since the first load of 25 pregnant cows were put on an aircraft and sent to Uganda where they began what has become the massive transformation of the lives of over 1 million people.   The charity has changed and developed over the years but the core value of giving a Hand Up – not a Hand Out has never changed.   As part of our celebrations of this anniversary we have several fund raising events arranged here, in Devon, where it all began in a Lapford farmhouse.

We don’t ask communities what they need – we ask what they’ve got. We help them identify and value resources they already have: their land, their families, their communities and capacities. Together, communities build a vision of a better future. Then, through training in farming, and by tackling social issues such as gender inequality, we enable them to acquire both the hope and the skills to get there. We are well known for delivering distinctive programmes that blend gender equality and social development training, alongside farming systems and business development.

For more information about Send a Cow visit www.sendacow.org

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