Heatons Virtual Open Gardens 2020
Sun 17th May 2020 at 14.00 -
This year we had a VIRTUAL event .There was a ZOOM presentation by SLH followed by an opportunity to view videos of four of the gardens and hear from the gardeners themselves .thumbnail view
This was the eighth Open Gardens Event organised by the Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter but was our first and hopefully only virtual event.
We started in 2012 with twelve private gardens and continued until 2017 when we decided the gardeners deserved a year off. Click on the video play button below to see the video tour.
The event was warmly welcomed back by the Heatons community in 2018 and had grown into a much more community based event with local shops , allotments , clubs and a wine bar getting involved.
In 2019 the Open Gardens Event raised over £3500 in programme sales which went to local charities .
Unfortunately this year fund raising by means of programme sales was not possible . Over the last few years the club has raised around £10,000 a year for a variety of charities . The main fund raising events being the Santa Collections , Open Gardens and the Swimathon . The two latter events have had to be cancelled this year so our funding is likely to suffer accordingly.
You can donate directly to our Rotary clubs Charity to help reduce our funding shortfall , to do this then please click on the donate button below .
We worked with our friends from Sustainable Living in the Heatons who arranged the professional videos and a ZOOM presentation on the afternoon of the 17th May . Clicking on the image below will take you to the SLH website.
This years videos were obviously made observing social distancng measures , you may also like to see a short (2 minute) video slideshow of the last years event , complete with people !!The Lamplighters and SLH would like to thank Julian Wadden Estate Agents for their continued support and their contribution towards the video costs.