Wareham Gardeners Raise £1,840 for Local Charities in Successful Open Gardens Event

KEEN gardeners in Wareham coined in hundreds of pounds for good causes when they opened their gardens to the public in a Wareham Rotary Club event.

Some 136 people visited 11 gardens, raising £1,840.87, which will support local charities.

Rotary club president Ann Popperwell said: “This was the first time we have run this event and we are incredibly grateful to the people who kindly opened up their gardens to help us raise money for local charities.

“Thank you to everyone who came and made this event such a success.”

Some of the charities Wareham Rotary has recently given money to include Wareham Food Bank, Wareham Community Fridge, Dementia Friendly Purbeck and Wareham Citizens Advice.

The open gardens event will run again next year on Saturday, June 15, with tickets available nearer the time.
Anyone who lives in the centre of Wareham and would like to open their garden to the public is asked to contact Wareham Rotary at

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