01:24PM, Tuesday 19 April 2016
A special prize has been presented to the Odney Club in Cookham in recognition of 70 years of participating in the National Garden Scheme (NGS).
During this time, the John Lewis Partnership, which owns the club, has donated more than £30,000 to the programme and the charities it supports and on Friday NGS Deputy Chairman Heather Skinner presented staff, including head gardener Uel Magowan with a specially engraved sundial.
Speaking after, she said: “It is a great pleasure to thank all the partners at the Odney Club who have made such a wonderful contribution to the National Gardens Scheme.
“I would like to add my particular thanks to Uel Magowan, whose commitment and hard work for more than 25 years has been a key factor in enabling so many visitors to come and enjoy the beautiful gardens, whilst raising valuable funds for the NGS nursing charities and the local Thames Valley Adventure Playground.”
Visit www.ngs.org.uk to find out more about the National Gardens Scheme.
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