Open Gardens 2020 – POSTPONED
Unfortunately, due to current restrictions on public events and a large number of garden owners self-isolating, we are postponing the Open Gardens for the foreseeable future. You will find updates from May on this webpage.
We understand that it is disappointing that the gardens are closed, they are not only a wonderful way of getting out and about and seeing beautiful places but they also raise vital funds for our hospice. We hope you will consider other ways you can keep our nurses in the hospice and on the road by clicking here. Thank you for your support.
Featuring over 90 individual gardens across 23 dates, ready to uplift and inspire you and your family and friends this spring and summer. Every one of them is located in a community where our charity provides its specialist care.
While each of these stunning private gardens and village walkabouts across Devon and Cornwall is different, with its own unique features and atmosphere, together as part of our popular scheme they are also a force for good. The income generated by Open Gardens goes directly into ensuring our highly skilled, compassionate team can continue providing specialist end of life care, helping local families going through the toughest of times.
While we give this help free of charge to those who need us, it does not come cheap, so the support we receive from the garden owners who generously throw open their gates – and the hundreds of people who visit – is crucial to sustaining the vital service we provide.
Year on year, our Open Gardens attract both regular visitors and new, giving them an enjoyable afternoon out, relaxing and being inspired in superb surroundings. We hope you will help spread the word and tell your family and friends about the scheme. This year sees popular Gnaton Hall opening for Mothering Sunday, providing a perfect spring outing with tea and cake served on the beautiful lawn, along with a special guest visit from Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.
This year’s bright and cheery brochure cover has been kindly designed by Kingsbridge digital artist Jennifer Cooper, who draws inspiration from our beautiful local surroundings.