Sit back, relax and unwind with our Virtual Open Gardens experience!
Our perennially popular Open Gardens event is back for its 26th annual celebration of all things fauna and flora – but this year, we are online. We are delighted to invite you to take part and enjoy the usual festivities from the comfort of your very own home.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and government restrictions, we are sadly unable to host Open Gardens as we normally would, and as we have done for the past 25 years. However, we are excited to bring you our first-ever Virtual Open Gardens so that you can explore a variety of beautiful, hidden, green spaces in your local area, virtually!
On Saturday 11th July 2020, we invite you to enjoy a series of walk-through videos from our local Open Gardens participants, who have created home-made video tours of their treasured gardens for you to enjoy. You will have throughout the month of July and August to watch these peaceful video tours at your own leisure.
This year, more than ever, we can all appreciate the benefits that spending time enjoying the natural world can bring to our mental well-being. That’s why we wanted to bring the beauty of local greenery straight to your screens – signed, sealed and delivered! So, sit back, relax and unwind, as you explore a world of calming, local gardens during Virtual Open Gardens 2020.
Your Virtual Open Gardens tour begins here…
We are excited to share with you a series of relaxing, local garden walk-through videos as part of Virtual Open Gardens 2020, filmed and curated with love by local garden enthusiasts from your community.
But before you begin…
Open Gardens 2020 was targeted to raise £10,000 in vital funding to go towards our care and support services for local people facing life-limiting illnesses, the end of life and bereavement. The perennially popular event is a staple in our fundraising income calendar; yet, alongside many other necessary event cancellations and postponements due to coronavirus, we are now facing a £200,000 loss in our hospice income this summer.
We therefore ask, if you do take part in our Virtual Open Gardens event and enjoy our calming, locally-made videos from supporters in our community, that you make whatever donation you can afford to St Clare Hospice to help us continue caring, round-the-clock, throughout these difficult times – and for years to come.