One of the most enjoyable and inspiring ways people raise funds for St Luke’s is through our popular Open Gardens scheme each spring and summer, when the gates of gorgeous gardens across Devon and Cornwall are thrown open to the public in aid of our charity.
This year, Open Gardens will be extra special as it reaches its tenth anniversary! Launching on Mothering Sunday – 31 March – with the opening of the stunning gardens at spectacular Gnaton Hall in Yealmpton – the season includes a diverse selection of beautiful gardens chosen to inspire and delight.
The success of Open Gardens is thanks to the garden owners and our hard-working volunteers, and you can see all that’s in store by picking up a copy of the brand new brochure. This special tenth anniversary edition is made all the more covetable due to the charming painting featured on the cover.
The vibrant image is the work of globally renowned Plymouth-based artist Brian Pollard, who is a Patron of St Luke’s. What’s more, Brian has very generously donated the original and there’s a chance to win it in the Open Gardens raffle, raising even more much-needed funds for us!
We’re so grateful to Brian for his support – not only has he previously designed Christmas cards for St Luke’s but he has painted one of the elephant sculptures for this summer’s Elmer’s Big Parade.
So, pick up your copy of the brochure and start planning your garden outings. There are so many treasures to discover, including gardens not normally open to the public and many include plant sales. See you there!