Open Garden event returns to Southwick

GARDENS in Southwick are opening to the public to raise money for the Turning Point Trust.

The Open Garden Sunday event on June 15 returns to the town after a gap of four years, having previously been held on an annual basis.

It is organised by Southwick Methodist Church, in Southwick Street, and features 11 gardens.

Entry is by programme, which will be on sale for £3 at the church from 2pm to 5.30pm. It includes a trail map and accompanied children are free.

Alan Pymer said: “This will be a lovely afternoon to walk around 11 beautiful gardens in Southwick. Cream teas and other refreshments will also be on sale in the church hall during the afternoon.”

Funds raised will help feed and educate street children in a slum area in Nairobi, Kenya. The charity was founded by Jo Parsons, a member of the church, and her husband, Jon, in 2002.

Mr Pymer said: “They have helped many children and their families and have recently opened a new school. They have also started small farming projects.”