Crewe Householder to Open Garden to Raise Money for Charity

Article and Photographs: Jonathan White

Jo Tilley’s open garden event will begin on Monday 1st August and run every day until Sunday 14th August 2022 (12 noon to 7:30pm) at her home at 1 Cheltenham Crescent, Crewe CW1 3SZ. 

Flowers at side of house (photograph: Jonathan White)

Admission is £4 for 90 minutes, which includes refreshments. For social distancing reasons, a maximum of 15 people will be allowed into the gardens at a time. There is also a tombola and plant sale. 

Seating area in rear garden (photograph: Jonathan White)

This is the sixth consecutive year that Jo has hosted her open garden event. There will be dozens of beautiful flowering and non-flowering plants spread across the front, side and rear of her premises. 

A section of the rear garden (photograph: Jonathan White)

Jo propagates many of her plants herself in her greenhouse from seed and cuttings. 

Flowers at side of house (photograph: Jonathan White)

Proceeds this year will go to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Since 1988, St Luke’s have been providing palliative care to local people, supporting them in ways which go beyond the scope and funding of the NHS. Last year they supported over 1,000 local people with a huge range of support from end of life care on their ward to supporting carers, and from helping children cope with grief to helping patients return to work after an illness. They are a charity and were established following a fundraising campaign in the mid 1980’s which was championed by local people, and 30 years later they continue to be supported in this way, nearly 85% of their care is funded by donations.

Please contact Jo on 07802836274 to book your slot.