The count down is on for the 2023 Open Gardens Albany event, which is being held over two weekends on 28 & 29 October and 4 & 5 November.
8 new gardens will feature at this year’s event with all interests catered for. There are gardens inherited from previous owners given a new lease of life, native gardens with rural vistas, to manicured gardens with lovely garden features.
This year’s event introduces music to some of the gardens and many gardens will have refreshments on offer. See the event brochure for what’s available at each garden and be sure to follow the event Facebook page @ Open Gardens Albany.
There is a $5 entry, payable at each garden gate on the day of entry. All proceeds from the Open Gardens event go to Albany Community Hospice. We ask that you bring cash as EFTPOS facilities may not be available.
Albany Community Hospice is the only community run hospice in Western Australia. The philosophy of the Hospice is to provide free palliative care which, is something that the Hospice has been able to do since its inception in 1991.
There is a shortfall of funds to operate the Hospice annually, the shortfall last financial year was in the vicinity of $500,000. The Hospice relies on community fundraising and donations to meet the annual shortfall.
Through amazing fundraising efforts from all areas of our community, including anonymous donors, the Hospice is able to continue to offer free palliative care to our community. The Open Gardens event is held bi-annually and is one of the Hospice’s main fundraising events that has been running since 2013.
Open Gardens is a community event run by volunteers who generously give up their time from: the organising committee; the gardeners and their support people; volunteers at the gates; and the musicians. The Albany Community Hospice is grateful to all involved in this year’s event and we hope you enjoy walking through the gardens.
If you are interested in bringing a group to visit a garden, please register your group by contacting us via email on: email@example.com