A portrait picture of Open Gardens organiser Wayne Marshall

A message from our Open Gardens Co-Ordinator

Each spring and summer across the Devon and Cornwall communities where St Luke’s provides its compassionate care, hundreds of you enjoy the beautiful open gardens whose gates open to welcome you in aid of our charity.

With last year’s events cancelled because of the pandemic, we missed getting together with you to take in the wonderful sights and sounds of these special places, but we were touched by the generosity of all who made donations in lieu of the entry fee they would otherwise have paid, for which I want to say a big thank you.

I know that these past challenging months mean that more than ever, we could all do with the joy of spending time outdoors enjoying the beauty of nature, so I have put together a varied schedule of gardens for this season and will endeavour to open them wherever possible, as long as it is deemed safe and legal to do so. On occasions, there may be opportunities to take a virtual tour of some of our gardens.

Before visiting any of our Open Gardens, please check the government website for the latest official Covid-19 safety guidelines.

This season you will need to click the relevant link above and select the garden you plan to visit, then book and pay for your allocated day and time slot.

Throughout the pandemic, our team has been continuing to work tirelessly so that no terminally ill person in your community dies alone, in pain or in distress. The cancellation of many of our fundraising events and the temporary closure of our charity shops have impacted our income though, and your support counts more than ever. Your donation of whatever you can afford will make an important difference.

I look forward to seeing you at our Open Gardens this season.