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Gardens open up in support of St. Luke’s Hospice

26th May 2023
Posted by Aston Avery

Local gardens will be open to the public to enjoy this summer as part of an Open Gardens fundraising initiative organised by St. Luke’s Hospice.

Taking place from June until August on selected dates, Open Gardens will see a number of local people generously open up their gardens to help raise funds for the Hospice.

Each garden is uniquely cared for and looked after, and visitors will have the chance to see a variety of plants and nature at each of the gardens. Entry is £5 per person, with money raised for St. Luke’s Hospice helping to ensure the ongoing provision of specialist, compassionate palliative and end of life care, where and when it is most needed.

To mark the start of Open Gardens 2023, St. Luke’s Hospice will be opening its own garden at its hospice in Basildon on Saturday 3rd June from 1pm to 4pm. As well as marvelling the gardens, there will also be a variety of items available to purchase included uniquely designed bird boxes and refreshments.

Here is a full list of Open Gardens:

Saturday 3rd June | 1pm-4pm

Address: St. Luke’s Hospice (Basildon site), Fobbing Farm, Nethermayne SS16 5NJ

Saturday 10 June | 2-6pm

Address: 12 Hastings Close, Grays, Essex RM17 5FE

Sunday 11 June | 2-6pm

Address: 14 Una Road, Bowers Gifford, Basildon, Essex SS13 2HU

Sunday 11 June | 2-6pm

Address: 13 Una Road, Bowers Gifford, Basildon, Essex SS13 2HU

Sunday 11 June | 2-6pm

Address: 32 Kelly Road, Bowers Gifford, Basildon, Essex SS13 2HL

Sunday 23 July | 2-6pm

Address: Villa Mortimer, Langdon Hills, Basildon SS16 6JE

Joanna Lucas, Community and Events Fundraising Officer, said:

“We have a fantastic line up for Open Gardens this year and there’s lots of opportunities for people visit a garden. Thank you to all our hosts for opening your garden for the public to enjoy, and to ultimately help raise funds for St. Luke’s Hospice.”

For more information on the participating gardens, including accessibility, visit our website You can also contact the Fundraising team at St. Luke’s on 01268 524 973 or email [email protected].