Helms Gardens Open Day success

More than 500 people have attended this year’s Helms Gardens Open Day to helped raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service – the largest ever turnout for the event.

The annual open day, now in its sixth year, has raised more than $17,500 for the organisation.

This year’s Open Day operated as a ‘Garden of Knowledge’, with local gardeners on hand to share information and tips on soil, how to make good compost, permaculture, worm farms, bees and hives, cacti plants and succulents, indoor plants, herbs, wicking beds, pruning and seed saving.

Attendees were kept occupied with morning and afternoon tea by the Royal Flying Doctor Service volunteers, a sausage sizzle and a fashion show by Secret Wishes.

Owner and creator Lyn Ling said she did not expect that number of attendees and commended the volunteers of the Royal Flying Doctor Service for their tireless efforts.

The total funds raised from the day are yet to be calculated.

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