15 August 2016 By Tash Ellens
After owning their greenhouse for almost a year, our clients, a couple in West Sussex, held an open garden event for charity. One a volunteer of the charity, and a cause close to their hearts.
When Alitex adverts kept popping up in magazines they had bought and the greenhouses were displayed at shows they visited, they knew the greenhouse had to be an Alitex. Our customers decided on the Scotney Greenhouse from our National Trust Collection, they felt the size and style would be the perfect addition to their garden.
The greenhouse is partitioned, with a Yew Hedge, from the rest of the garden; it is settled into a secluded vegetable patch which creates a peaceful working space when tending plants. The Scotney is powder-coated in Downland Stone, a shade of cream that lightens the area and naturally blends in.
By choosing Alitex, our customers knew they were getting the best growing experience. This has already been proved for them with the Sweet Peas growing in time for the open garden afternoon, the tomato plants produced hundreds of fruit for picking and the cucumbers are growing better than before. Even the exotic orchids are surviving that they previously had difficulty keeping alive.
The greenhouse has helped add life to the garden. It has created a therapeutic and tranquil escape to relax in, almost like a "natural cottage made for plants".
The couple self-promoted their Open Garden event, gaining interest from locals, friends and family. The afternoon was relaxed, refreshments were provided and entertainment included an auction for a signed book donated by a best-selling local author. The couple are pleased to announce the event a success, they raised a total of £2,077.10 for the charity.
We're pleased that the greenhouse not only helps keep plants healthy but has also helped the charity with raising funds to help keep up their hard work.