Back­yard blos­soms

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Al­fred Cove res­i­dent El­iz­a­beth MacColl is hop­ing her green thumb will rub off on peo­ple when she opens her gar­den to the pub­lic.

EL­IZ­A­BETH MacColl is hop­ing to share her love of gar­den­ing when she opens her back­yard up on Au­gust 25 and 26.

The Al­fred Cove res­i­dent will help raise money for the Can­cer Coun­cil as part of the Open Gar­dens West Coast event at 107b Kitch­ener Road.

There will be wa­ter­colour paint­ing demon­stra­tions as well as paint­ings and plants for sale, and a Can­cer Coun­cil stand.

Ms MacColl said she spent lots of time in her gar­den, so she thought it was a good idea to open it to the pub­lic.

“I’m a mem­ber of the Can­cer Coun­cil and I’ve been hold­ing Aus­tralia’s Big­gest Morn­ing Tea events for about 15 years,” she said.

“The cost of the event is $6 per per­son with 50 per cent of that go­ing to the Can­cer Coun­cil; the other money goes to in­sur­ance.

“There will be demon­stra­tions from wa­ter­colour artists Dana Shave and Sandy Robert­son.”

Ms MacColl said she en­joyed gar­den­ing be­cause it en­abled her to see colours and cre­ated a nice, re­lax­ing place to have a cof­fee.

“I’m hop­ing other peo­ple can get ideas for their own gar­dens,” she said.

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Pic­ture: Andrew Ritchie El­iz­a­beth MacColl from Al­fred Cove is tak­ing part in Open Gar­dens to raise money for the Can­cer Coun­cil.

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