News Just In - Open Garden Fundraising's a Success!

Picture Courtesy of: WaterAid/Daniel O'Leary

I feel very humble today. When I came up with the idea of 'opening' my garden as a fundraiser, I initially felt very excited about it. However, the doubts soon crept in - would anyone visit? Never mind about making a donation. I wanted so much to make the experience worthwhile for everyone who came to visit, yet it was very much stepping off into the unknown.

Well, you 've exceeded my expectations. Not only have you visited, but the fundraising target's been exceeded on the very first weekend! And you've said there's so much content, it needs several visits to take it all in. Plus you think it's like visiting my garden for real. Then I find lots of you have put a piece on your own blogs and provided a link. Keep passing the message on - the more people who come to visit my garden the better :D

So today, I need to say a big thank you to all of you. I'll be visiting you soon and putting up a blogroll of honour. I need to work out the first couple of prize giveaways too. I've also got an exciting new donation for the prize giveaways to tell you about. Please bear with me, there's lots of comments, e-mails, links and donations to get through, so I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment.

But most importantly, the blogging community is making a difference - right here, right now.


  1. Congratulations on the success of your very worthwhile project, and here's to even more! Combining your passion for your gardens and for helping humankind is exemplary. It's natural to feel overwhelmed under the circumstances, and I'm sure as you 'go with the flow', all will come together beautifully :)

  2. You are such a star! Enjoy the feeling of success-it's been such a worthwhile thing to do.

  3. Well done VP.
    I am not surprised - you have worked so hard, and the end product is such a delight.

  4. Congrats VP - it was a great idea and therefore you deserve the success.

  5. Thanks everyone for your good wishes. Come on over to the garden at any time :)

  6. So wish it wasn't virtual cakes. I could do with a slice with my coffee, right this very minute!

  7. Glo - welcome and thanks!

    TS - well a lot of it's down to you too :)

    AG/PG - Thanks!

    TIMP - Do have another slice ;)


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