Myrup Open Day for the Royal Flying Doctor

Jan Davies at her Garden ahead of her last Open Day in 2014. Photo: The Esperance Express.
Jan Davies at her Garden ahead of her last Open Day in 2014. Photo: The Esperance Express.

After four years, Myrup Downs Alpacas owner Janet Davies will reopen her garden to the public to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Ms Davies built and moved to the property back in January of 1980, working on the garden extensively once she had finished working full time.

Having always had a passion for gardening, Ms Davies opened her garden to the public for the Open Gardens Australia event back in 2014.

Ms Davies said she recently decided to reopen the garden, prompted by her desire to see others enjoy the garden and support a worthy cause.

“I had an open garden many years ago and I enjoy my garden so much,” she said.

“I’ve always had a passionate for gardening and my family has, too – it runs in the family and it’s very much a part of me.

“Really, it’s a sanctuary – if you’re stressed out, if you’re upset about something, you can get out into the garden.

“Sometimes just getting your hands into the dirt is good therapy.

“When it’s springtime and everything is just blossoming it’s beautiful.

“Because the Royal Flying Doctor Service is such an important community establishment, I think it is a very worthy cause to support.

“I’d encourage people to just come and enjoy it - it’s just a pleasure to walk through.”

The garden will be open from 1pm until 4pm on Saturday, October 13, and from 10am until 4pm on Sunday, October 14.

The $5 entry fee will be part of the fundraising for the day, as well as the morning and afternoon tea supplied by volunteers of the organisation.

The event follows Lyn Ling’s annual Helms Gardens Open Day, which saw more than 500 people attend last Sunday, October 7, to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Ms Davies breeds alpacas at the farm and plans to host a walkthrough for the public as part of the open day.

The property is 11 kilometres down Fisheries Road and will be open for viewing on October 13 and 14.