Silver celebration for Dorothy’s open garden
GARDENING is a labour of love for 90-year-old Dorothy Hadwell who, for the past 25 years, has taken part in Kidderminster Open Gardens.
The event in the Worcestershire town is run by Kidderminster Horticultural Society and Dorothy has never missed a year. Her open garden has helped the town’s gardens and allotments raise over £70,000 for charities.
Last year Kidderminster Open Gardens raised £4,000 and organisers hope that this year’s event (held on 1 July) will beat that, with proceeds to Acorns Children’s Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Dorothy Hadwell in the garden she has opened to the public for the past 25 years