The National Gardens Scheme’s Festival Weekend recently saw hundreds of green-fingered enthusiasts open up their gardens to raise money for charities, including Macmillan. One person who asked others to dig deep to help Macmillan was Griselda Kerr:
‘My sister Katy, who died in 2005, had fantastic support from Macmillan. So it was very nice to open up my garden for the National Gardens Festival, but it was also important for visitors to know they were supporting a good cause.
‘I hope my garden has something for everyone. For children there are animal statues to find – a crocodile, a pig and one or two lions, as well as many hidden paths. But it’s also good for “plants people” and those who just want to have tea in a pretty landscape.
‘I’m delighted to take part because of the support Katy received from Macmillan. She often said she couldn’t have managed without them; they were wonderful.’
If you want to visit a garden like Griselda's, and help raise money for Macmillan, use the online garden finder.