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Love gardening? Share the fruits of your labour with the local community and support St Helena Hospice.
Every year some of our green-fingered supporters choose to open their garden, invite friends, family and neighbours over to show off their Marigolds and maybe enjoy a slice of cake... or two.
We have a quick guide on how to host your own Open Garden, it includes tips and advice on setting up your event and promoting it.
If you would like to host an Open Garden, please sign up below or contact our fundraising team on 01206 931 468 or email email@example.com
Open Gardens 2021 is kindly sponsored by Stowe Family Law
Please ensure that before hosting your Open Garden you have read and are following government guidelines at all times. Please visit: www.gov.uk/coronavirus to read the latest advice.
A typical suggested donation of between £3 - £5 per adult, and a reduced or free entry for children. Your suggested donation amount is up to you but will depend on what you are offering, for example if you are offering free refreshments, your suggested donation will need to cover the cost of providing them.
If you are holding an Open Garden event with multiple gardens, why not ask for a larger suggested donation that will give attendees access to all of the gardens? You can keep track of who has donated using tickets.
Providing refreshments is the best way to help boost your fundraising. Why not offer your guests tea, coffee or a slice of cake for an additional donation?
Other things you can do to raise more money for St Helena include:
Your Open Garden event will not be covered by St Helena Public Liability insurance. We would suggest that you check your household insurance in the first instance to see whether you’re already covered. You may be asked to pay a small additional charge depending on your insurer.
Think about first aid provisions.
If parking is limited please consult your neighbours or local authorities.
Now you've planned your Open Garden its time to get the word out there! There are lots of way to do this but here is what we recommend:
The fundraising team are here to help you plan your Open Garden, get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01206 931 468.
If you need help on the day reach out to friends and family who may be able to lend a hand and ask them to come along (promising free cake always helps!)
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