Sweet scent of charity in the air at Port Fairy gardens

HORTICULTURAL enthusiasts will open their garden gates in Port Fairy tomorrow to help needy patients in developing countries.

Six properties will be on show as part of a Port Fairy Rotary Club open day.

The day will raise money for the Interplast charity which undertakes reconstructive facial operations in Third World nations.

Club president Hester Woodrup said Interplast was an important program and a worthy cause for the club to support.

“These medical professionals donate their time and skill to help those less fortunate and, being a retired nurse, I see the positive effects this program has on people’s lives.”

Mrs Woodrup said the six gardens all offered something a little different.

“For anyone who loves the joy of a lovely garden then the six gardens we have included will be an absolute treat,” Mrs Woodrup said. 

“This is a major project for our club and having the open garden will give a lot of enjoyment to people while raising some money for a great cause.”

Tickets for the day are $20, which includes access to the six gardens and a map with all the locations marked.

Tickets can be purchased at any of the gardens tomorrow or at the Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre today.

Afternoon tea will be available at Ron and Dot Cashmore’s garden at 120 Princes Highway, Port Fairy where raffle tickets will also be available.

The six gardens, which will be open from 10am to 4pm are:

. Colin Cleary and Sandra Jans, 94 Gipps Street.

. Kathryn Weatherly, 57 William Street.

. Tony and Carol Goode, 67 Bank Street.

. Arthur and Margaret Banks, 9 Paton Street.

. Ron and Dot Cashmore, 120 Princes Highway.

. Daryl and Jill Edwards, 70 Model Lane.

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