St. Margaret’s Hospice is hoping that hundreds of their green-fingered supporters will open their gates this Summer to the general public and showcase their Glorious Somerset Gardens to raise money for the hospice.

Whether it's for one day or for the summer season, the money raised by opening your garden will go straight to helping St. Margaret's make each day count for patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Somerset.

This is a fantastic way to support your local Hospice and a great way to showcase your gardening prowess to your local community.

From small courtyards to country estates, no garden is too big or small and every garden will have something for people to enjoy.

St. Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil will once again be opening up its lovely garden for visitors to come and visit.

If you would like to take part in the 2019 Glorious Somerset Garden scheme to open your garden for St. Margaret's Hospice this summer, please click here to register your interest or call us on 01935 709 182 and a member of the team will get back to you shortly.

FAQs

What support will I receive?

You will receive a visit from one of our Glorious Somerset Garden Coordinators who will guide you through the whole process. You will also receive a pack with lots of information on how to manage a garden opening, and of course, our team is here to offer help and advice.

How often do I need to open?

This is entirely up to you, some gardens open for one day, other for a weekend, or a few time over the summer, some are open all year round, and some by appointment only – the decision is entirely yours.

Is my garden big enough?

Small is beautiful – you may have seen Monty Don’s  ‘Big Dreams Small Spaces series' … We welcome gardens of all shapes and sizes, from Allotments to small holdings and everything in between – even weeds are acceptable in our gardens, they are after all just flowers in the wrong place!

Am I insured?

You will be covered by our public liability insurance, but may wish to call your house insurers and inform them that you are holding this event for the hospice. We also recommend you keep your house locked during the opening periods, as household insurance will only cover theft by forcible and violent entry or exit to the property.

Do I need to offer refreshments, parking and toilets?

No – many gardens can only offer on-street parking, as the majority are people’s own homes. The decision is entirely yours as to what you offer in terms of refreshments and facilities.