13 April 2015
B P Collins’ relationship blossoms with AgeUK Bucks
B P Collins is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of a special Gardeners’ Question Time evening at Chenies Manor, raising funds for AgeUK Bucks.
Featuring QVC gardening expert and writer Richard Jackson, together with Alison Pao from Rowan Garden Centre in Chalfont St Giles, and John Morgan from Van Hages Garden Centre, the event is being held on Thursday 7 May.
Samantha Howe, marketing manager at B P Collins, said: “We’re delighted to once again be supporting the work of AgeUK Bucks, who do such a great job of helping older people in our community.
“With the excitement of the general election on the same day, we hope gardening fans will vote with their feet and take advantage of this rare opportunity to enjoy the beautiful gardens and Spring flowers at Chenies, as well as have their questions answered by such an experienced panel of gardening experts.”
Giulia Johnson, chief executive of Age UK Buckinghamshire says: "We are delighted once again to have the support of B P Collins for one of our major fundraising events in our 70th anniversary year. At a time when funds are scarce and the need for our services increases with an ageing population, their generosity allows us to maximise our fundraising efforts."
Tickets for the event, which cost £20, are very limited and include a tour of the gardens, a glass of wine and canapés. B P Collins is also sponsoring the raffle, with prizes including Moët and Chandon Brut Impérial Champagne and £25 worth of National Garden Gift vouchers.
Supposedly haunted by Henry VIII, Chenies Manor was a particular favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, who enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the manor gardens. Today’s gardens are the creation of Alistair and Elizabeth MacLeod Matthews, and are divided into a series of compartments, with various colour themes and structural forms and, at this time of year, are especially known for their tulips.