Garden opened up for a worthy cause

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Bay Garden Group member Denise Tucker, co-ordinator Wendy Daw-Best, and member and Open Garden host Chris Freeman with husband Rodger.
Camera IconBay Garden Group member Denise Tucker, co-ordinator Wendy Daw-Best, and member and Open Garden host Chris Freeman with husband Rodger. Credit: Catherine Massey/Busselton Dunsborough Times, Catherine Massey

This Sunday the Bay Garden Group’s charity fundraiser Open Garden Day will welcome local and out-of-town visitors to Busselton for an afternoon of food, fertilisers and frivolity.

Group member Chris Freeman will display her garden to the community to raise money for her chosen charity, Lions Eye Institute.

Over the past 10 years of the Open Garden Day, the group has raised money for many charities including the local hospice, breast cancer and melanoma research, and muscular dystrophy.

Co-ordinator Wendy Daw-Best said the group contributed to the community by donating funds to health-related charities.

“(On the day) visitors can enjoy inspecting the gardens, a delicious morning tea and lunch, and also purchase homemade yummy fresh cakes and potted plants and join in the raffle,” Mrs Daw-Best said.

The fundraiser will also feature the Lions Club’s famous sausage sizzle, as well as a range of stalls for visitors to peruse as they soak up the garden’s greenery.

The Open Garden Day will be held at 39 Estuary Drive, Reinscourt, and will be the fifth event of its kind held by the group.

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