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Following our latest NewsList mailing; we received an e-mail from a local (to Yalding) resident; saddened by what she sees as our negative comments towards the Yalding Gardens and their owners and concerned that we are not being supportive of same.  Our correspondent also mentioned that she had read a number of our earlier emails; which caused similar upset. (NB: NewsList members can easily unsubscribe here)

Whilst we have probably addressed these points in the past; time and events move-on. So in the event that it might assist others, similarly concerned; we publish our response below – and would of course welcome comments…

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One consequence of recently asking people to complete our survey; was that we received an email from one of our newslist subscribers, asking for clarification of the underlying purpose of this website.

That is  indeed a question that we often ask ourselves continue reading…

Well; it happened at last! Good weather and a magnificent turnout.

The  Gardens appear to be in excellent condition continue reading…

Things appear to be gearing-up for the re-opening at midday this Saturday – 12 June. Indeed, the new ‘Hedgeblog‘ proudly tells us that a new Fracino coffee machine has now been installed – so at least a decent cup of coffee should be guaranteed:-)

Beyond that; we have no new information other than that on the new ‘Yalding Gardens‘ website, continue reading…

Elsewhere on this site, Vivienne expressed the thoughts of many, in welcoming the latest reopening news.

We completely agree; insofar as the re-opening itself is concerned – and it is very good to see some of the site improvements – especially to access – that are being made. Our concerns however, are still in the areas of ‘ethos’ and ‘emphasis’ – effectively; ‘what the Gardens are all about’.

Donald and Pixie Cooper gave the land (and a substantial amount of money), continue reading…

Although, on the face of it, the fact an assistant gardener job is being advertised is good and positive news; we unfortunately still have to express some concerns at what seems to be happening – though as always, we would be very pleased to be proved wrong, and the concerns unfounded. continue reading…

A visit to the Gardens today (Sunday, 25 April) found signs of activity – albeit, not necessarily those you might expect…

The two main ‘Yalding Organic Centre’ signs (and indeed, the old HDRA signs) have gone and have been replaced by pictures of tractors; and a direction sign for their drivers!

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Some five weeks having passed since we received an undertaking from Congelow Trustee Andrew Perrett, that we would receive an answer to our questions when some of the trustees “returned from holiday”; I emailed him again, this morning.

This evening; we received an email from Trustee Bill Wass continue reading…