Proud local gardeners have been opening their garden gates this July in support of Katharine House Hospice.
Amy Johnson, Katharine House Hospice Community Fundraiser said
“Throughout the winter and spring local people have been lovingly planting and tending their gardens to open them to the public to help raise funds for Katharine House. For a small admission fee you can view some truly outstanding local gardens, several offer refreshments including homemade teas to purchase during your visit.”
Open gardens have been a popular attraction in the Stafford area for several years and have helped to raise considerable funds for patient care at Katharine House Hospice
“every year our supporters amaze us at the levels they go to help raise funds for local people in our care. Open gardens have become a real community day where neighbours, friends and visitors alike help us to raise vital funds by supporting the beautiful gardens”
10 gardens in Rowley park Stafford promise a floral extravaganza on 21st July from 12.00pm until 6pm.
A varied selection of gardens will feature a traditional Victorian walled garden and greenhouse and a “gardeners haven” designed to encourage birds and wildlife. Each garden in this private housing estate will offer a unique space to explore – bringing a touch of the Chelsea flower show to Stafford. The tour of the gardens will start at 24 St. Johns road Rowley park, Stafford ST17 9AS. The gardeners are also offering a selection of plants for sale, tombola and homemade cream teas. Visitors are asked for a £5 donation to the Hospice on the day, which will allow admission to all gardens – children go free.
Fiona Horwath, who will be opening her garden to the public said
“we are really excited about Rowley Park open gardens this year – there will certainly be some wonderful surprises for visitors. We are delighted to be able to open our gardens for such a vital local charity”