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Haconby snowdrops will ‘live on for dad’

Nearly 700 people visited a Haconby garden when it opened in tribute to its creator over the weekend.

Cliff Curtis and his wife, Joan had encouraged visitors to their snowdrop, hellebore and crocus-carpeted cottage garden to the public each February for 28 years as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

After Cliff died in May last year, his family decided to open the garden for one last time.

Daughter, Sharon, said: “Dad was one of the most modest, yet knowledgeable and widely respected snowdrop collectors in the country.

“People came from all over to say goodbye to the gardens and it was a lovely, emotional tribute to him. Although the gardens won’t be opened again, his snowdrops will live on.”

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