Garden Safari a Huge Success again for 2014!
Since 2001 the Jassy Dean Trust has been organising a Garden Safari event, where keen home horticulturists, and people who love looking at other people’s gardens, visit a range of gardens on the island as a fundraiser for the work they do.
Money raised goes towards the work of JDT, which is to support the families of sick children on the island.
The 2014 Garden Safari, which wound up this evening, was a huge Success!
At the Garden Safari after party thank you drinks Jassy Dean Trust Chair Greg Dean thanked the volunteers, garden hosts and all involved in the weekend as well as announcing the winner of the best garden 2014!
- Ticket sales to visit the gardens
- An Art Auction
- Plant sales hosted at Rangihoua
- and from this year a ‘Sundowner Garden’.
It was a garden open in the evening. Open to all ticket holders, and with extra door sales of $10 brought over 200 people to the garden of Cath Hanley, with cocktails proving very popular! It was succesful well beyond expectation and one that the trust will be looking to expand upon in years to come!
Greg told us of how young Waiheke Islander Kavanna Jade had succeeded in her ‘Make a Wish’ Foundation request for a holiday to the Gold Coast and announced that the Jassy Dean trust was putting in $1000 for spending money, and pointed to a wishing well where others could put in too.