This will be the tenth Open Gardens Event organised by the Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter.
History of the Open Gardens 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 of 2020's virtual event.
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 2021 the Open Gardens Event raised over £7000 which went to local charities .
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more These are realistic looking robotic cats that respond when being handled by people . We provided some for local care homes.
more The club planted up and delivered pots of seasonal plants to 63 local care homes.
more This was our 9th Open Gardens Event and was a welcome opportunity for people to attend an outdoor event in aid of charity.
more The Club organised the collection of new childrens pyjamas for distribution to local hospitals.
more A video presentation of how the Lamplighters have operated during a full year of lockdown.
more Held at Heaton Mersey Community Centre on St Johns Road. Just a few of the many photos are shown below.
more Photo Gallery of event on 22nd September , great turnout from members to help promote Rotary in the local community .
more Our annual bowling match with the team from Walthew House.
more Carrying on with our decoration of Norwood House.
more We worked with local school children and the Heaton Mersey Collective to plant crocus corms . The choice of flower is a reminder of Rotary's campaign to eliminate polio , more details below.
more A display of scarecrows was organised at the station by the Rotary club along with other groups, See details below.
more Club members organise the collection and delivery of food donated by local people to take to food banks .
more In an effort to further boost community spirit and combat loneliness , the Club has sponsored signage for Buddy Benches #PeopleOfAction
more In order to highlight the Polio eradication campaign the club has again organised the planting of purple crocus corms in the area. This year some of the planting was done by pupils of Stella Maris school.