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David Domoney opens garden room at WI’s Denman College

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From left, head of Denman Jane Dixon, NFWI board member Jeryl Stone, Everest’s Martin Troughton, David Domoney, NFWI board member and Denman committee vice-chair Sue Wilson and NFWI board member Mary Clarke
From left, head of Denman Jane Dixon, NFWI board member Jeryl Stone, Everest’s Martin Troughton, David Domoney, NFWI board member and Denman committee vice-chair Sue Wilson and NFWI board member Mary Clarke

Donation marks college’s 70th anniversary

Love Your Garden’s David Domoney officially opened the new garden room at the WI’s Denman College in Marcham, Oxfordshire on April 9, to celebrate its 70th birthday.

It’s sited next to college’s herb garden and was donated by home improvement company Everest.

Made from sustainably-produced timber, fully insulated with energy efficient windows and doors, the room can be used all year round.

WI centre for learning

Denman is the WI’s centre for learning, offering the chance learn new skills in cookery, crafts and other lifestyle topics on day schools and residential courses. For information, visit www.denman.org.uk.

David said: “I’m delighted to open this garden room in such a super location.

“It will provide a great opportunity for so many visitors to enjoy a wide variety of activities, such as writing, drawing or just enjoying nature.

‘Feel better and happier’

“Generally speaking, being outside and in the garden makes us feel better and happier, so having a garden room like this at Denman means that visitors will be able to relax or learn new skills while benefiting from the surrounding views and nature.”

The interior of the new garden room, looking back towards Denman
The interior of the new garden room, looking back towards Denman

Head of Denman Jane Dixon said: “Some lucky students will be utilising the bright space for their courses in the coming months but it’s also a wonderful addition for all to delight in.

“It will be open all year round for visitors to enjoy, providing a space for them to have lunch, meditate, or have a chat with a new friend.”

70th birthday celebration

Everest’s marketing director, Martin Troughton, said, “We are pleased to support the WI, which is a fantastic institution, and to gift the new Garden Room to Denman to celebrate its 70th birthday.

“We hope that visitors to the college will enjoy the new addition to the garden, which provides a tranquil space where they can relax and admire the fabulous views back to Denman.”

Everest’s new Garden Room will be on sale from late summer, available in a range of sizes, designs and finishes, for more information visit www.everest.co.uk.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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