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Hundreds of garden lovers have enjoyed a spectacular summer visiting some of the region’s most glorious private gardens, raising over £12,500 for Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

Over 70 gardens situated in locations in and around Scunthorpe and the surrounding villages, the Isle of Axholme and the Lincolnshire Wolds opened to the public as part of the charity-run Hospice’s Open Gardens programme, which has raised over £92,000 since it began over 10 years ago.

Hospice Fundraiser Anne Millett said: “We couldn’t have asked for better weather for people to visit these beautiful gardens in full bloom this summer!

“I’d like to pay tribute to all of our wonderful gardeners, who worked extremely hard during the heatwave to keep everything in tip top condition ready for the paying public to visit. They make all our visitors feel so welcome, offering gardening advice, along with refreshments and plants for sale, so a huge thank you to them for their generosity and commitment.”

The gardeners were recently invited to visit the Hospice for tea to say thank you for all of their support, where a montage of photos from this year’s activities were on display.

Anne added: “It was lovely to have an opportunity to say a big thank you to all our gardeners and volunteers for their support – and I’m delighted so many of them have agreed to open their gardens next summer. We’d also welcome any new gardeners on board too as we’re hoping our programme is even bigger and better than ever next year!”

For more information about Lindsey Lodge Hospice, or to find out how to get involved in next year’s Open Gardens, please ring Anne Millett on 01724 270835 or visit: www.lindseylodgehospice.org.uk

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