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Open your garden and support the Martlets Hospice

Besi Besemar May 5, 2015

The Martlets Hospice are appealing for green fingered supporters to show off their gardens this summer, and help raise vital funds for their work.

Martlets Open Gardens

THE Hove based charity is looking for people to join their 2015 Open Gardens programme. Whether your garden is large or small, traditional or modern, they want to hear from you.

Martlets Events Manager, Antonia Shepherd, said: “Opening your garden to the public is a lovely way to help raise money for your local hospice. The gardens are always popular, as who doesn’t enjoy looking around a beautiful garden, and gathering ideas for their own green spaces at home.

“Gardeners can choose their own date, for when they feel their garden will be at its best, and then the Martlets Team will help with the organisation. We can provide everything from posters and signs, to collection buckets for donations, even cups and saucers for refreshments!”

Several gardeners in and around the city have already offered their gardens to the hospice, including 46 Ainsworth Avenue, BN2 7BG, who opened last Sunday, May 3.

Admission is by donation.

Other gardens opening for the Martlets this year are:

• 57 Elm Drive, Hove on Sunday, May 17

• 91 The Ridgway, Woodingdean on Sunday, July 5

• Challoners, Rottingdean on Sunday, July 19 and

• 40 Clarendon Villas, Hove on Saturday, July 25

Further more information, click here:

If you are interested in opening your garden this summer, email:

Or call the Martlets fundraising office on 01273 718782.

Martlets Open Gardens