Garden gates open for Cosgrove Care

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A GIFFNOCK couple are joining the ranks of supporters throwing open their garden gates in aid of Cosgrove Care.

The East Renfrewshire-based charity is delighted to receive support from Michael and Rene Goldberg, who will be taking part in the Scotland’s Gardens scheme on Sunday, August 26.

Their garden will be open to the public from 2-5pm, and the cost of entry – £4 – will be donated to the charity, which supports adults and children with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

There ill also be tea, home baking and plants for sale – but green-fingered visitors might be more interested in the unusual garden, which sits on a very steep hill, front and back.

Nichola Diamond, Cosgrove Care’s community fundraiser, told The Extra: “I have seen the garden and when you consider its steep incline, what has been achieved is quite amazing.

“As well as looking good, the garden is also very functional – with lots of lovely fruit and vegetables.

“I’d like to to thank Michael and Rene for choosing Cosgrove Care as the beneficiary of their open garden, and I really am keeping my fingers crossed for a dry day”.

Anyone interested in attending can find the garden at 11 Neidpath Road West, in Giffnock.

For more information on Cosgrove Care – or to find out about fundraising for it – contact 620 2500 or visit the charity’s website.