Mike Encourages Residents to Visit Open Gardens

Following successful calls for keen gardeners to open their gardens to the public, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is encouraging residents to help support the Sussex Beacon’s annual open garden event by visiting gardens around Brighton & Hove, now that the final garden list has been published.

The Garden Gadabout sees over 60 private gardens and community spaces in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas, open to the public over two weekends in June. The event raises money for The Sussex Beacon, a charity for men, women and families that are affected by HIV. Open 365 days a year, the Sussex Beacon helps people to manage the everyday realities of living with this life-long condition.

The Garden Gadabout event is being held on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June as well as on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June. Details of the open gardens have now been put online, so to plan your day and buy tickets, simply visit www.sussexbeacon.org.uk/gardengadabout.

Commenting, Mike said: “I am delighted that people with an active interest in gardening have been generous enough to open their wonderful gardens to the public in aid of charity. The Garden Gadabout is a fascinating opportunity to explore interesting gardens around the city and help raise money for an important local charity, the Sussex Beacon.”