The Weekly Advertiser Horsham
Haven properties unite for hospice
Wayne and Alison Adams are among green thumbs preparing to showcase their properties for a ‘Gardens of Haven’ event on Sunday.
The event, a fundraiser for Wimmera Hospice Care Auxiliary, will include seven unique gardens, open between 1pm and 5pm.
Mr Adams described the couple’s 20-yearold garden as ‘low maintenance, open and child friendly’.
“There are native shrubs around the boundary, mixed with deciduous trees throughout the garden, giving protection from summer heat,” he said.
“We have many raised garden beds with various planting themes.”
Mr Adams said the garden was set on an acre, with a large lawn area at the rear of the house.
“The garden has given us years of pleasure, from creation to establishment and now to regeneration,” he said.
“From the drought to the fire earlier on and during the past two years of COVID lockdowns, we have always been grateful to live here in Haven.”
Wimmera Hospice Care Auxiliary events co-ordinator Lea Crammond said members were eagerly anticipating the weekend’s event, following a tough couple of years for fundraising activities.
“All the money raised will go towards buying equipment and leasing it for palliative care patients to use,” she said.
Cost of entry, which includes afternoon tea at Haven Hall, is $15.
There will also be a plant stall and raffle at the hall.
Horsham’s Peter Broadbear has been working hard for the cause, creating a range of wooden items to sell on the day.
“Can you imagine how delighted I was when he told me all of these items were for the auxiliary to sell on the plant stall?” Mrs Crammond said.
“I thanked him and he quietly said, ‘Well, it’s such a good cause, isn’t it?’.
“It is for a good cause and it’s also going to be a lot of fun. All the gardens are a substantial size and there is parking available at the sites.
“All the gardeners have been working tirelessly to support the auxiliary and some are creating garden art for sale and potting up extra plants for sale.”
Mrs Crammond said the event would be run under COVID-SAFE guidelines.
“Bring your face mask and be prepared to QR code or sign in,” she said.
“You will only be required to sign in once for the entire event.”
People can buy tickets at Haven Hall on Sunday or by calling Nola Bellinger on 0407 810 544.