St Christopher’s is your local hospice and we care for people across the boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, covering a population of 1.5m people.
Last year we provided care and support for 6,500 local people and their families affected by a terminal illness.
As a registered charity we need to raise £15 million every year to continue to care for people when it matters most. Without the support of our local communities this wouldn’t be possible.
We hope you enjoy exploring these beautiful gardens and thank you for supporting your local hospice - St Christopher’s.
We are always looking to ‘grow’ our garden numbers.
Do you have a garden that you would like to proudly showcase to the public?
Everything that our participants do during the festival raises vital funds for your local hospice – and we’ll help and support you every step of the way to make your open garden a great success!
Below, one of our supporters explains why she opened her garden for St Christopher’s in 2017.
The beautiful garden pictured below in Eltham was opened by Pat Chapman in memory of Dave Ayling.
Dave, the father of Pat’s son-in-law, came to St Christopher's as a day patient and enjoyed taking part in arts projects such as pottery and painting.
Pat found St Christopher’s such a positive place and was surprised by how much the hospice relied on fundraising and donations.
With a passion for gardening and having spent 17 years lovingly designing and perfecting her garden in Eltham, Pat scooped two first prizes last year in the “Greenwich in Bloom" awards for “Best Window Boxes and Hanging Baskets" and “Best Front Landscape Design".
She added: “On the day we had a sale of ceramic goods, a tombola and a plant sale. The day went really well and we were over the moon to have raised over £650 for St Christopher’s."