Helms Gardens open day for Royal Flying Doctor Service

More than 300 visitors enjoyed the Helms Gardens open day on Sunday, October 6, raising more than $5000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Families explored the expansive 'sharing garden' and enthusiasts had the opportunity to exchange tips with passionate local gardeners.

In the 'Garden of Knowledge' visitors asked questions to volunteers about soils, composting, worm farms, indoor plants, succulents, bees and more.

Garden owner and creator Lyn Ling thanked the community and hardworking volunteers for another successful year.

"We very much appreciate the tireless efforts of all the Royal Flying Doctor Service volunteers, it wouldn't happen without them," she said.

"Of course it wouldn't happen without all the fantastic very generous people who come along and support it every year."

The crowd went wild for the Secret Wishes Fashion parade featuring an array of seasonal outfits with models delivered to the runway by the Esperance Veteran Car Club.

Lucky winners took home raffle prizes provided by local craftspeople and Royal Flying Doctor Service volunteers served a delicious sausage sizzle and array of afternoon tea treats.

For more pictures from the open day, check out our event gallery above.