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Gardens opening for Hospice

The gardens, in Sowerby village, near Thirsk; and Caldwell, near Richmond, will be opened on Sunday 19th June.


And on 9th and 10th July, gardens in and Great Ayton will be open for viewing.


All the events have been arranged to raise money for Herriot Hospice Homecare.


In Sowerby, 15-20 gardens will be opened, from 2pm to 6pm, by local residents for people to access on the day. Tickets cost £3 each (children are free) and are only available on the day from Sowerby Parochial Hall. This will entitle people to access all of the open gardens, as well as a map and guide pack. Refreshments will be able to buy, for a small extra charge, from Sowerby Parochial Hall.


In Caldwell, one very large garden at East Middleton, will be open from 1pm to 6pm. The garden features a large pond, orchard and courtyard. Refreshments will be available to buy and art work and plants will be on dale.


There will also be a selection of classic motorbikes on display. Entry to the garden is £3, payable on the day, and children are free of charge.


In Great Ayton, ten gardens will be open over the two days between 1pm and 5pm and there will be plant and produce stalls, as well as a tombola. Refreshments will be available.


Tickets, priced £3, will guarantee access to all the gardens and they will be available from a marquee on the village green. They can also be bought in advance by calling the Herriot Hospice Homecare fundraising team on 01609 777413.


A duck race will also be held at Great Ayton on Sunday 10th July, with ducks priced at £1. The owner of the winning duck will win £100.


Irene Bosomworth, Herriot Hospice Homecare Fundraising and Grants Administrator, said: “Our open garden events are always very popular and we will have more gardens open for viewing than ever before this summer.


“Every single penny we raise makes such a difference to Herriot Hospice Homecare, so we are keeping our fingers crossed for good weather and record numbers of visitors.”

Article Posted 1st June 2016

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Harrogate District Hospice Care is a registered charity in England and Wales (518905), with a family of services operating as Herriot Hospice
Homecare, Just ‘B’, Saint Michael’s Hospice and Talking Spaces.

Harrogate District Hospice Care is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (2121179)

Registered address Crimple House, Hornbeam Park Avenue, Harrogate, HG2 8QL