Garden Opens To Support Work Of ESAB

Garden Opens To Support Work Of ESAB

by David Bosley

One of the loveliest private gardens in East Sussex will be open to the public for one day on Sunday 2nd
June to help raise funds for a local charity.

Owner Michael Roberts will open the gates of Summertree Farm at Bodle Street Green, near Hailsham, to give people the opportunity to enjoy his magnificent garden whilst also contributing to the work of the East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People (ESAB).

Shirley Price, Chairman of the Friends of ESAB who have organised the open day, said: “We are most
grateful to Michael for once again granting us access to his beautiful garden to help raise much needed funds.

It costs in the region of £350,000 a year to run the vital services provided by ESAB and all the money has to be raised directly by the organisation. The Friends contribute a fair chunk of that each year through events such as this.

Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed for some decent weather on the day, although the open day will still go ahead come rain or shine.”

The garden will be open between 11am and 4pm. There will be ample on-site parking and ploughman’s lunches will be available along with tea, coffee and cake. There will also be a plant stall and a raffle.

Entry is just £5 with children under 12 free.

To find out more about the work of ESAB, visit