Garden

Age UK Norfolk is seeking proud garden owners to open their gardens or hold a garden party to help raise funds for the services it provides to thousands of older people across the county. Our Open Garden Season starts on 1st May and runs throughout the summer months.

The first open garden of the season takes place early on Sunday 24th April, 12pm – 4pm at Glebe Cottage, Horning Road, Woodbastwick kindly being organised by Di Eliel. Later on in the season Hoveton Hall will be opening especially for Age UK Norfolk on the August Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 28th August and Monday 29th August. Harry Buxton owner of Hoveton Hall said: ‘We are pleased to be supporting Age UK Norfolk for a second year and look forwards to welcoming people to our event.’
The charity’s first year of open gardens raised over £2,000 and included a variety of events held in gardens of all kinds of sizes and shapes. Helen Chapman, Age UK Norfolk’s Fundraising Relationships & Events Manager said: ‘This year we are looking to grow the fantastic start we had last year and are calling on anyone who has a garden they are proud of to consider opening it or hosting a garden party. Older age affects us all, we all know someone older and hopefully we will all reach later life ourselves. By taking part you could be helping some of the older people you already know and people that you currently know who may need our services in the future.’
Age UK Norfolk is proud to provide services to older people including telephone befriending to isolated older people who may have no friends or family left and an information & advice service which received over 9,827 calls last year.  The charity, which received an EDP Tourism Award in 2015 for its dementia friendly communities project, has set up 12 towns as dementia friendly with the aim of enabling people with dementia to access their local community as easily and for as long as possible. These are just some of the vital services that Age UK Norfolk provides but to do this they need your support by opening or visiting a garden.
For more information about gardens that will be opening or to register to take part please visit the website: www.ageuknorfolkopengardens.org.uk or call the open gardens registration line on: 01603 785253.

The first open garden of the season takes place early on Sunday 24th April, 12pm – 4pm at Glebe Cottage, Horning Road, Woodbastwick, kindly being organised by Di Eliel.

Later on in the season Hoveton Hall will be opening especially for Age UK Norfolk on the August Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 28th August and Monday 29th August. Harry Buxton, owner of Hoveton Hall, said: ‘We are pleased to be supporting Age UK Norfolk for a second year and look forward to welcoming people to our event.’

Our first year of open gardens raised over £2,000 and included a variety of events held in gardens of all kinds of sizes and shapes.

Helen Chapman, Age UK Norfolk’s Fundraising Relationships & Events Manager said: ‘This year we are looking to grow the fantastic start we had last year and are calling on anyone who has a garden they are proud of to consider opening it or hosting a garden party. Older age affects us all, we all know someone older and hopefully we will all reach later life ourselves. By taking part you could be helping some of the older people you already know and people that you currently know who may need our services in the future.’

For more information about gardens that will be opening or to register to take part please visit our Open Gardens events page or call the open gardens registration line on: 01603 785253.