Geoff Stonebanks lives in Bishopstone, near Seaford in East Sussex and spends all his time gardening and fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. Using his multi award-winning garden - Driftwood - he has raised over £114,000 for various charities in 8 years, £66,000 of that for Macmillan. The garden, which first opened to the public in 2009 has featured on BBC2 Gardeners' World, Good Morning Britain and in many national and local media publications. In his spare time, Geoff is also the National Garden Scheme's Social Media & Publicity Chair as well as an Assistant County Organiser & Publicity Officer in East & Mid Sussex.
Every good gardener spends a little time gleaning ideas and inspiration for their own plots. Geoff Stonebanks visits Cornwall in search of new plants, fresh ideas and some rest and respite after a successful summer of garden openings.
The garden at Driftwood by sea survives and thrives in the coastal climate, but it’s not without effort and management. Award winning garden designer, Geoff Stonebanks shares his tips on gardening with seaside challenges.