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Pemberton open garden for flying docs
Pemberton open garden for flying docs

Glorious roses, sweeping lawns and wishing wells will be on show in support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in December.

Pemberton gardening enthusiast Elma Pottinger is opening her garden to raise money for the medical service.

The green thumb has opened her garden for the past two years, collecting donations from visitors across the region.

Mrs Pottinger and her husband David have lived at their Pemberton farm for about 30 years.

She opened up her garden because she wanted to provide some enjoyment for people.

“I thought it would be nice to create somewhere that people could come and contemplate, relax and enjoy,” she said.

“But then I thought ‘What do we really need in this area’ and so it came about I would fundraise for the flying doctor.”

Each year Mrs Pottinger raises about $500. “Every little bit of money that we raise helps,” she said.

Morning and afternoon tea is provided by a group of women who join Mrs Pottinger by donating the proceeds from tea and cakes to the RFDS.

The Pottinger’s garden will be open from 10 am to 5pm December 15 and 16.

For more information call Mrs Pottinger on 9776 1164

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