Our customer service expands beyond the The Mains of Drum shopping destination itself. We love contributing out-with the store, seeing happy faces in the local community too! Here are our favourite memories from the past few years, supporting local causes and providing some gardening tips along the way…
We sponsored the very first Aberdeen Gardens & Outdoors Roadshow at Crathes Castle. The event saw over 30 stalls all sharing a common interest of gardening and making the most of your outdoor space. Jimmy McRae gave a talk on ‘Gardening in small spaces’ and has become quite a local celebrity!
We donated a Christmas tree to Culter Primary School again this year. Here’s a lovely photo of their ‘Decorating team’ with the tree in the School Hall.
We donated £600 to Aberdeen’s Lighthouse Project in lieu of Mr and Mrs Claus visiting The Mains of Drum during December without a fee. The Lighthouse Support Centre exists to provide holistic care and support to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the community and we are proud to support this worthy cause.
Donated a selection of Spring Bulbs to the Deeside Railway Preservation Society for planting into their newly created picnic area at Crathes.
Donating Winter bedding plants to Banchory Golf Club for their planters.
Raising funds for the STV Children’s Appeal 2017 by completing a sponsored workout with STV Presenter Chris Harvey and the P7’s from Drumoak Primary School. Everyone then had a ‘Big Scottish Breakfast’ donated by our restaurant team.
Donating pallets to the Banchory Round Table who organise the Banchory Fireworks Display.
Donating plants to Ruth Howell who designed a display garden for Gardening Scotland 2017 and came away with a Gold and ‘Best in Show’ award for her garden.
Jane hosting the nursery children from Drumoak Nursery School and teaching them some early gardening skills. The children were all presented with their own digging forks and pots to keep.
£500 cheque handed over to Deborah Wallace, donated to the Rob Roy Restoration Fund.
Jane and Jimmy join a panel of Gardening Experts to host a question and answer evening at Banchory’s Horticultural Club in the East Church.
Donating pots and compost to Drumoak Nursery School.
8th June 2016
Jane giving the local WRI a demonstration in how to plant up an Alpine trough.
25th May 2016
Jane with Peterculter school helping then learn about gardening.
13th April 2016
The little ones from Celtic Cross Nursery visiting us and enjoying learning how to plant pots with Dr Jane Bingham.
23rd March 2016
Judging the soup competition at Culter Primary School. Our Catering Manager Emma went along to Culter Primary school and helped judge the School’s Soup Competition. Pupils had created some amazing soups which were tried out in the school canteen.
5th June 2015
Jimmy giving gardening talk at a charity event.
8th October 2013
Craig sponsoring the Macmillan concert
16th January 2014
We hosted a gardening talk in aid of the British Heart Foundation charity.