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4 July 2012
Greenways hosts the Greenaways

After more than 25 years of tender, loving care and toil, a garden in Tollerton opened its front gate for a special one-off event at the weekend.

The Open Garden Evening at the Tollerton home of Dame Elizabeth Fradd DBE (Healthcare Policy and Organisation MSc 1994, Hon LLD Medicine 2003), Vice-President of the University Council and former member of staff at The University of Nottingham, raised more than £1,000 to support Nottingham Life Cycle 2.

More than 150 people enjoyed the early evening sunshine and admired the acre of varied, mature garden, part of which  a large vegetable patch, rotating compost bins, greenhouses, and fruit trees. The rockeries, herbaceous borders, a rose garden and small enclosed areas and one dedicated to sick children all heledp to provide a unique experience.

The garden is surrounded on three sides by fields which helps provide a haven for those who rest in it, hard work for those who toil in it and joy for those who play in it.  Experts were on hand to answer questions about the garden and gardening and refreshments were also served.

You can see photos of the garden and the event here.

After the success of last year’s Life Cycle, the University of Nottingham’s Vice-Chancellor and his team will take to their saddles again at the end of August for Nottingham Life Cycle 2.

This year they will be cycling more than 1,100 miles from Cape Wrath, Scotland to Dover, England and this time it’s all in aid of Nottingham Potential, part of Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, to raise funds to provide opportunities for students who might not otherwise consider higher education as a viable option.

You can support the team through its Just Giving page or you can get involved yourself by taking part in one of the fantastic cycling challenges for all the family which are on offer as part of the ride. Find out more at Nottingham Life Cycle 2.

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