Lyn Wilson has been busy in the garden this week getting ready for this Sunday’s open garden event.

She is set to invite people in to enjoy her beautiful 100 foot garden in Billericay, all in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.
“There will be geraniums, dahlias, roses, delphiniums, phlox and more in bloom,” said Lyn.
“We also have walnut trees and a water feature, plus there will be refreshments and plants on sale.”
She also mentioned that there is a particularly special type of pale pink rose called the Pearl of St Luke’s, which was named for the hospice’s 30th anniversary in 2020. 


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Lyn is a member of the open garden committee and has been involved with volunteering for the hospice for the last 15 years.
“St Luke’s is very close to my heart. I lost my husband 15 years ago and I lost my son seven years ago. The hospice does so much for people locally and they need support. People never know when they might need their help and this is a great way to support them,” said Lyn.

In 2020, to celebrated 30 years of providing care to thousands of local people, the open garden scheme was launched.
Unfortunately, due to the Covid pandemic, this was postponed until this year. 
They kicked off the scheme on May 29 where they raised £750 for St Luke’s Hospice.   
There are a further 21 gardens for people to enjoy, including Lyn’s, which open this Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.  
Lyn’s garden is located at 9 Margeth Road, Billericay, CM12 9UT. 
Leacoft in Horndon is also open on Sunday at Pump Street, SS17 8PG.

The open gardens brochure, with full details of the gardens and dates are available in any of the twelve St Luke’s Hospice shops, at the St Luke’s Hospice reception, florists, gardens centres and local libraries.
If you would like to open your garden in 2023 email or phone Sandra on 07754 950054.