Community

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…

April 2018

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!

December 2017

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.  

December 2017

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.

November 2017

Donated a selection of Spring Bulbs to the Deeside Railway Preservation Society for planting into their newly created picnic area at Crathes.

November 2017

Donating Winter bedding plants to Banchory Golf Club for their planters.

October 2017

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.

October 2017

Donating pallets to the Banchory Round Table who organise the Banchory Fireworks Display.

June 2017

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.  

March 2017

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.

March 2017

£500 cheque handed over to Deborah Wallace, donated to the Rob Roy Restoration Fund.

January 2017

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.

December 2016

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.