Red Cross Open Gardens
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear
and County Durham
Open Gardens allows keen gardeners to share their passion, while helping people in crisis. Meanwhile, you can go along for a nosey – and maybe get a cup of tea and slice of cake. Other gardens go even further and offer cream teas, light lunches, plant sales, treasure trails and more.
All takings go directly to the Red Cross
You’re in for a real treat this year. There are more gardens opening for the British Red Cross than ever before. The reason why people open their garden is to share their much-loved plot and raise valuable funds to support our work. We are constantly amazed by the efforts of our wonderful garden owners. You’ll find pocket-sized town plots and country cottage gardens among this year’s offerings – each and every one of them different but equally intriguing. Some garden owners offer teas and plant sales, and others, music and canapés. Expect the unexpected and enjoy a relaxed and informative visit. Last year, while serving tea in a garden, I had the chance to talk to many visitors. I was amazed how far and wide they had travelled to get there. Many had found a garden through word of mouth. So, this year I ask you to spread the word about our wonderful scheme. Thank you to everyone involved – garden visitors, garden owners and volunteers. You all make our scheme work and for that the whole team are truly grateful. Happy gardening. (Tamsin Westhorpe – British Red Cross Open Gardens ambassador)
All garden openings are on a SUNDAY unless otherwise stated.