Award-winning garden to open its gates for Amanda Young Foundation

Tom Hogg in Fairyville. Photo: Will Russell
Tom Hogg in Fairyville. Photo: Will Russell

THE public is being encouraged to bring along a fairy statue when they visit the award-winning Romancing the Stone garden in Maida Vale next month.

Tom Hogg said Fairyville, built in the Enchanted Woods, was a delight for children, parents and grandparents.

“Fairyville takes us back to a fantasy world,” he said.

“I have built little stone fairy cottages into the side of a hill and people are welcome to bring along a weatherproof fairy and I will situate it in Fairyville for them.”

Mr Hogg said after a very wet winter, followed by sunny days, the garden was looking splendid.

Since 2004 Mr Hogg has been using his garden to raise money for the Amanda Young Foundation.

He said the tragedy of Ms Young’s death to meningococcal spurred him to help fundraise for the cause.

The open garden is on October 6 to 8 from 1`0am to 4.30pm.

Romancing the Stone is at 3 Lilian Road, Maida Vale.