May 1 2013.

Driftwood Garden in Bishopstone has replaced some of the buoys that were recently stolen from the front garden display after Haven News contacted Newhaven Port and Properties to ask if it was able to help.

NPP very kindly agreed to replace the buoys and Driftwood Garden owner and creator Geoff Stonebanks has just taken delivery of them, along with some heavy-duty marine rope to add to the collection of marine objects in his award winning garden in Bishopstone.

The garden re-opens on the 1st of June for the 2013 season. Visitors can visit by appointment through until the 7th of September. Alternatively there are specific opening dates for various charities, which are listed below.

Pictured: Geoff Stonebanks (right) takes delivery of the replacement buoys from NPP's mechanical supervisor, Paul Stevens.


Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June: Open all weekend for the National Gardens Scheme. Group opening with 4 other gardens. 11am to 5pm, £5 for all gardens.

Sunday 23rd June: The Mayor's Open Garden Trail sponsored by Pomegranate. A trail of gardens open across Seaford & Bishopstone raising money for the Mayors' charity. All the gardens open from 11am to 5pm with refreshments in several gardens. £5 to see all venues. Event opened by BBC SE Today's Natalie Graham at 11am at Driftwood

Sunday 30th June: Open with 4 Sunningdale Close in Seaford to raise money for St Wilfrid's Hospice through their Secret Garden Season. Suggested donation for both gardens £3. Open from 11am to 5pm.

Tuesday 2nd July: 2nd opening for the National Gardens Scheme, from 11am to 5pm, entry £3.50.

Sunday 21st July: 3rd opening for the National Gardens Scheme. Group opening with 2 other gardens. Entry £5 for all gardens, open 11am to 5pm.

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August: The 2nd annual Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail. One of 21 gardens open across the weekend from Brighton to Seaford, Lewes, Eastbourne & Chiddingly, raising money for this great charity. £10 weekend tickets, £7 day tickets or £2 each garden! Sponsored by Garden News, national magazine and Moira House School. Opened by Jack Dunckley, gardening's hottest new talent, doing his first garden at Chelsea this year

Sunday 11th August: 4th opening for the National Gardens Scheme, from 11am to 5pm, entry £3.50.

Tuesday 13th August: 2nd opening with 4 Sunningdale Close in Seaford for the St Wilfrid's Hospice Secret garden Season, open from 11am to.

Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th, Monday 26th August: Artwave, Lewes District Council art festival. 14 artists work displayed in stunning garden setting. Open 11am to 5pm. Refreshment proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September: Artwave as above, open both days 11am to 5 pm

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September: Artwave as above.
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