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The Friends of Crarae Annual Carol Concert was held on the 14th December 2017 in Furnace Village Hall.
The Cumlodden Church Choir under the directorship of Barbara Stout and accompanied by Wilf Stout on keyboard provided a very professional backbone to the evenings performance; with the children of Furnace Primary School also singing and accompanying themselves on a variety of percussion instruments and the harp (wow); hardly a dry eye in the house during their opener of 'Little Donkey!'
There was also a beautiful solo performance, some lovely poetry and fun readings (remember the reindeer antlers?) and we were even treated to festive mouth organ tunes during the raffle break.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the imaginitive program and the professionalism shown by everyone entertaining the 'full house' . It was truly a magical evening which, combined with the snowy weather, made this evening the perfect start to 'Christmas'.
The hot mince-pies and mulled fruit punch were a welcome relief from the snowy, icy weather. The takings were in the region of a record £420, so thank you to everyone who attended, took part and gave of their precious time to make this event such a huge success.
The Friends of Crarae Committee met at the Crarae Garden Visitor Center for the AGM on the 22nd July. A few Friends had an interesting 'wander' around the garden beforehand. The team were joined by local 'Friends' and a glass of bubbles and a bowl of fabulous summer fruits were enjoyed by all present. Thanks to the Committee and the Friends who attended the meeting for their valuable ideas and contributions to the meeting.
The Friends of Crarae Committee met at the Crarae Garden Visitor Center for the 30th Anniversary AGM on the 23rd July. One of Crarae's Gardeners, Jason Copestick, led an interesting 'behind the scenes' walk before the meeting. The team were joined by local 'Friends' and a glass of bubbles and a bowl of fabulous summer fruits were enjoyed by all present. Thanks to the Committee and the Friends who attended the meeting for their valuable ideas and contributions to the meeting.
Plant Sales at Crarae - interesting in-season gems to brighten your garden!
Friends of Crarae
The NTS Visitor Centre
Garden Open All Year
Between 09:30 and Sunset
Visitor Centre and Cafe - Seasonal Opening Times:
Opening March 26th 2018
April - August: Daily 10:00 - 17:00
September - October: Thurs - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Teas, coffees, cakes and sweet treats served until 16:30
Light Lunches Served
Homemade soup and sandwiches
National Trust member Free
Friends of Crarae member Free
One parent £11:50