North Shields garden new to Open Gardens SA season

OPEN GARDEN: North Shields resident Lorraine Fuller will open her garden in this year's Open Gardens SA season and will raise money for Bowel Cancer Australia.
OPEN GARDEN: North Shields resident Lorraine Fuller will open her garden in this year's Open Gardens SA season and will raise money for Bowel Cancer Australia.

Lorraine Fuller’s garden in North Shields will be featured in this year’s season of Open Gardens SA for the first time and will raise money for a charity that hits close to home.

Mrs Fuller’s garden is the only Eyre Peninsula garden to be featured this year and she said she looked forward to showcasing her “cottage style garden”.

After being diagnosed not once but twice with bowel cancer and seeing many close family and friends go through the battle, Mrs Fuller has chosen Bowel Cancer Australia as her chosen charity to raise funds for during her open days.

Open Gardens SA selector Lyn Miller said Mrs Fuller had a huge variety of plants and it was amazing what she was able to grow despite living so close to the sea with strong winds and salt spray.

It's just amazing she has a garden that's so beautiful and colourful, and with the wide range of plants she's got.

Lyn Miller

“It's just amazing she has a garden that's so beautiful and colourful, and with the wide range of plants she's got,” she said. 

Mrs Fuller’s garden will be open for viewing through Open Gardens SA on October 21 and 22 from 10am until 4pm with an entry fee of $8 or $6 for concession and Open Gardens SA members. Tea, coffee and scones will be served.