Funds of Fittleworth garden trail go to St Marys where Mary Reed will soon be laid to rest
Much loved local resident of Fittleworth for 32 years, and secretary to Fittleworth Youth Club, Mary Reed, passed away in husband Paul Reed’s arms on the 25th April. She passed away in Royal Surrey Guildford Hospital after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Mary and her husband Paul founded Pooh House Gardens which has been opened up to the public as part of the Fittleworth Garden Trail. The trail will reopen this bank holiday weekend with the Garden Trail on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May.
Words from husband Paul
Paul said, “Pooh House Gardens will be lacking Mary’s magic and special touches, but the many hidden paths that make Pooh House a one acre wonderland with eight gardens in one, are spectacular this year. As long as visitors don’t mind not having quite the “polish” of previous years, the magical Spring panoply should still captivate them.”
He further commented “I would rather Mary, who always wanted to help others, have her extraordinary life celebrated by opening Pooh House Gardens as part of the Fittleworth Garden Trail. The gardens were established to create a wonderland that both adults and children can enjoy. To miss this unique window before Mary is laid to rest at local 14th century church St Mary’s a week later would be a terrible shame. Mary, was my nearest and dearest, my true love of 42 years. She was always positive and loved life and would definitely want to open up the garden as part of the Trail. What better way to raise funds for St Marys where Mary will be laid to rest.”