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BLOOMING LOVELY ...  Kathryn and John Moor, of Glebe Farm, Whitburn, are opening their garden to the public to help raise money for charity.

BLOOMING LOVELY ... Kathryn and John Moor, of Glebe Farm, Whitburn, are opening their garden to the public to help raise money for charity.

A South Tyneside couple are opening their garden to the public to raise money for charity.

Kathryn and John Moor, of Glebe Farm in Moor Lane, Whitburn, are taking part in this year’s National Gardens Scheme.

The annual event, launched in 1927, sees private gardens across the country open their doors to allow visitors to take a peek inside, raising thousands of pounds for charity.

The couple have raised almost £5,000 by taking part in the scheme in recent years and will again be welcoming visitors next Sunday, June 29, from 2pm to 4.30pm.

The entry fee will be £3.50, and the cash they raise this year will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support or Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Mr and Mrs Moor will also be holding a plant sale, and home-made teas will be available.

Mrs Moor says she is looking forward to welcoming people to the garden and hopes to see faces from far and wide.

The garden is set in almost an acre of land and includes lawned and gravelled areas, surrounded by herbaceous borders with a range of shrubs, roses and plants.

Also inside are ornamental trees, a herb garden and a small woodland area.

She said: “We would love to see people come down and look around.

“We’ve been working on it for over 20 years, and there are some beautiful plants and flowers to see.

“The scheme is all about raising money for charities and, hopefully, we can raise some money for some really good causes.

“The charities benefiting this year are ones that almost everyone will know and which help people who suffer from illnesses that touch lots of people’s lives.”

Mrs Moor added: “The people who came to see the garden are very appreciative, which was lovely.

“This year, it would be great to see new people, as well as familiar faces, and add to the cash we have raised.”

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