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Family garden to be opened to public for National Gardens Scheme

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Family garden to be opened to public for National Gardens Scheme

Sarah Pajwani sits by the pond in her garden.

A family garden will be opened to the public to raise funds for a national charity.

Sarah Pajwani, 53, a part-time innovation consultant, is inviting members of the public to her home – St Timothee in Darlings Lane –  on Sunday, June 5, between 11am and 5pm for the National Gardens Scheme.

It raises money for nursing and caring charities by encouraging people to display their gardens to the public, for an entry fee, and it collects the money households make on the day.

It has raised £45million since it was founded in 1927.

Sarah said: “After a while, I think you get bored of visiting the National Trust sites and it is more quirky to see what a private individual’s garden looks like.”

With help from her husband, Sal, 52, she has spent six years redeveloping the house’s large garden and recently decided to display the fruits of their labour to the public. It includes a pond and a variety of flowers.

Refreshments will be served with help from her university student children.

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