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Residents open their gardens for the Martlets

Besi Besemar July 2, 2019

Locals unlatch their Gates for Martlets Open Garden Weekend, on July 6-7.

MARTLETS are encouraging people to enjoy a unique day out visiting beautiful private gardens around Brighton and Hove to raise money for hospice care on Saturday July 6 and Sunday, July 7.

The Martlets Open Garden weekend is an opportunity to discover some hidden green spaces in the neighbourhood and celebrate the creative passion of local gardeners.

Visitors will be able to speak to the garden owners, enjoy refreshments, and at selected gardens there will also be live music, raffles and plant sales.

The Martlets Hospice Garden at Wayfield Avenue in Hove will be open on Saturday, July 6 with a chance to experience the lovingly tended gardens that bring comfort and peace to patients and their loved ones.  Martlets also runs horticultural therapy groups Sow & Grow and Earthworks offering patients a calming connection with nature and the continuing cycle of life

Imelda Glackin
Imelda Glackin

Imelda Glackin, CEO Marlets said: “The weekend embodies our love of nature and acknowledges enrichment gardens bring to people’s lives. Come along and connect with friends and family, meet new neighbours in your area and help support much-needed hospice care. Thank you to our garden owners and volunteers for their hard work and we hope you enjoy visiting these delightful gardens.”


For a full list of the open gardens click here: or pick up a brochure from a Martlets shop.