Geoff Stonebanks

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Geoff Stonebanks

Geoff Stonebanks lives in Bishopstone, near Seaford in East Sussex and spends all his time gardening and fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. Using his multi award-winning garden - Driftwood - he has raised over £76,000 for various charities in 7 years, £40,000 of that for Macmillan. The garden, which first opened to the public in 2009 has featured on BBC2 Gardeners' World, Good Morning Britain and in many national and local media publications. In his spare time, Geoff is also the National Garden Scheme's Social Media & Publicity Chair as well as an Assistant County Organiser & Publicity Officer in East & Mid Sussex.

There are 21 articles by Geoff:

A happy place; Driftwood Garden

Gardening with seaside challenges

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The garden at Driftwood by sea survives and thrives in the coastal climate, but it’s not without effort and management. Award winning garden designer, Geoff Stonebanks shares his tips on gardening with seaside challenges.

seaside garden

Gardening by the sea

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Gardening by the sea in a coastal garden has very unique challenges. Deal with wind and salt spray by creating shelter and choosing the right seaside plants.

plant sales

Raising funds by selling plants

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Everyone loves a plant sale and when you open your garden for charity it can boost your fundraising to surprising levels.

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Opening your garden for charity

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Have you ever thought about opening your garden to raise money for charity? Geoff Stonebanks shares his top tips for opening your garden for charity.

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Gardening with a dog

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Some tips and pointers from Geoff Stonebanks about making your garden friendly for your dog, including plant choice and garden structure.