Generosity flourishes at open garden

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser

An Albany garden will host its second Open Garden this weekend to raise funds for a good cause.

More than 47 species of birds and 200 species of flowers and trees will be on display as Glenelg on King opens to the public this weekend from 1pm- 6pm to raise money for Cancer Council WA’s Relay for Life.

Organiser Jan Trigwell said she was excited for this year’s event after the success of the first open garden.

“It’s going to be a really great event — we had more than 500 people come through last time, so we are expecting even more over this two-day open garden,” she said.

“Crowds on the day will be entertained with live music from bands including Something Else and the Limericks, so it will be great fun.”

Mrs Trigwell said she was excited to share her garden with a lot of people while raising money for a good cause.

“This is so important to me because not only does the Cancer Council do research into cancer and treatment and prevention but I think, for me, one of the main things is that they have such amazing support services,” she said.

“Cancer affects everyone — someone has either been diagnosed, survived it or knows someone who has been diagnosed.

“It is important that we do what we can to help raise money and awareness of the disease.”

Visitors will be able to see the colourful cottage garden, Australian native plants, a parkland of deciduous trees, take a stroll along the walk trail beside the King River, listen to fantastic music, enjoy morning or afternoon tea and stay for a light lunch, relaxing in the shade of a marquee and being entertained.

Entry is $5, or free for children under five.

The property is at 52 Kelty View, Willyung.

Get the latest news from in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails