IT has been about 10 years since Elayne Andrew was involved in an open gardens initiative.
This year, she has decided to throw open the gates of her property for the community’s enjoyment.
“It is for charitable reasons,” Mrs Andrew said.
Hers is one of four gardens that will be open tomorrow as part of a Zonta Club of Bendigo fundraiser.
The open gardens initiative will help support the club’s major projects.
“This year we have added a new local project,” club president, Jan Buckland, said.
“With Horizon House, we are providing home equipment for young mothers and babies.
“This project is a great fit with our ongoing birthing kit project, which assists mothers and babies in third-world nations.”
Other initiatives with which the service club is involved include the provision of an electronic media unit to enable victims of domestic and family violence to access court remotely.
Those seeking to be involved in the open gardens event have a choice of two starting locations: 48 Mill Street, in Bendigo, or 77 Jobs Gully Road, in Eaglehawk.
The $8 admission price includes entry to four gardens.
Devonshire tea is available for $5, and there will be a plant sales raffle.
The open gardens event runs from 1pm – 5pm tomorrow.
For more information, contact open gardens co-ordinator Gay Hanrahan on 5442 4971.