Justine’s open garden will see charity funds flower

May 25, 2022

Goole Times columnist, Justine Dixon is opening her garden to raise money for charity as part of the National Garden Scheme’s Open Gardens event.

The Hook resident will be opening her garden to visitors on Sunday, May 29 from 12noon-4pm to help raise money for the nursing charities supported by the scheme, as well as to share her love of gardening with others. Justine has previously opened her garden on several occasions as part of the scheme, but has been unable to do so for the past three years due to the pandemic.

Explaining why she decided to take part in the scheme again this year, Justine said: “It is an opportunity to help the nursing charities that the National Garden Scheme supports whilst sharing my love of gardening and my garden with others. “My garden backs onto open fields and I rather describe it as tamed garden rooms which you will understand if you visit. “I am also passionate about helping hedgehogs and I have lots of wild borders and unkempt areas of long grass - yes you will see weeds - but I garden with the wildlife, bees, butterflies, hedgehogs and garden birds in mind. I even leaving strips of Clover on my lawns only mowing the a couple of times a month which you will be able to see.”

During the event there will also be several local stall holders on hand including The Nags Shed providing refreshments, a home baking stall fundraising for St Mary’s Church Hook Restoration Fund, Market Weighton Hedgehogs, Hook Gardening Club, the Crafty Goose with hand painted stones and slates and Mires Beck Nursery’s plant stall. The event will take place in Justine’s garden at Rosemary Cottage, 163, High Street, Hook, DN14 5PL, with entry priced at is £4 (accompanying children go free), with all the entry money going directly to the nursing charities the National Garden Scheme supports. Justine added: “Just follow the yellow arrow NGS signs to find the garden and please use the free car park to access my garden. “The field access is a little uneven so please take care and most of the garden is wheelchair friendly. There are no public toilets available but some seating will be provided for you to use but if you'd like to bring your own chair to guarantee you a seat. “Bring bags, cash and the sunshine.” More information can be found by visiting: https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/33895/rosemary-cottage

Goole Times columnist Justine Dixon is opening her garden as part of the National Garden Scheme’s Open Gardens event. (19-05-102 SU)

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