Something wicket this way comes

Remember those idyllic summer afternoons playing croquet in the back garden? It was all so gentle and relaxing – that is until your brother (sister, cousin, BFF) pounded your ball into the next county.

Well, on Sept. 17, you can bring back the good, old days or perhaps try a new sport. The physical and skills requirements needed to play a game are minimal and, let’s say, the rules are ‘mallet’able.

The occasion is a fundraiser for Kew Cottage (a.k.a., the Gardener’s Cottage). Since the last head gardener, Dianna Clarke, moved out the cottage has been available for the public to use.
Unfortunately, with only one bathroom, which is located on the second floor, many people with disabilities are not able to use the facility.

The Friends of Kew Cottage are planning a series of fundraisers to help the cottage become accessible for everyone, and Croquet in Kew Gardens is the kick-off event.

Stay tuned for more information in upcoming issues of Beach Metro.

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