WHERE better to have a day out than Driftwood Garden in Bishopstone?

That’s exactly what Diane Salter (back row standing, on the left) decided to do.

She organised a visit for members of the Peacehaven Women’s Institute to Driftwood Garden on the back of her own enjoyable experiences in previous years.

Twelve intrepid members joined her.

Entry to the garden was quite a challenge for some members but garden owner Geoff Stonebanks was on hand to help them up the drive.

Geoff said: “A picture says a thousand words, and as you can see, an enjoyable morning was had by all.

“The top attraction, well besides the garden, seemed to be our delicious cakes, much commented on by the ladies.

“Diane wrote in the visitors’ book: “Brilliant as always, cake exceptional” while Teresa said: “A wonderful garden and so enjoyed the tea and cake.”

You too could have a get-together in the garden.

Check out the garden website for all the details at www.driftwoodbysea.co.uk

Geoff Stonebanks was recently awarded the Don Mabey Award for “exceptional services to the town of Seaford” at the annual town forum.

Seaford Mayor Councillor Linda Wallraven praised Geoff for his commitment and dedication to the town.

She also acknowledged his tenth year of opening and said how this was the right year to receive this award.

Geoff said: “I am absolutely thrilled to receive this award and to be recognised in such a positive way.

“I love doing what I do and I am naturally very proud of Driftwood.”

He has raised some £100,000 for charities, selected each year by the mayor.