How to set up your Open Garden (Virtually)

You will need to decide how you want to share your garden depending on government guidelines in your area. You can do it virtually or open it to the public, both are really easy to do, just follow our simple steps below.

  1. Using a good camera(this can be on a high specification phone), go out in your garden and film your favourite areas. You can add commentary verbally or add it as text later. If using a phone ensure you film in landscape. 
  2. Once you have done your filming and are happy with the video, send it to us at communityfundraising@sja.org.uk and we can upload it to our Community Fundraising YouTube page – this will create a link for you to use on your JustGiving page. 
  3. Log on to JustGiving and set a page up. You can add the link we send you to the banner of the page so, when people click on your page they can view the video! 
    Share the JustGiving link with all your friends and family, asking them to share it with anyone they may know who would be interested in seeing your garden. You can also post it on local community groups to try and encourage more people to view it and donate to us

If you want to host an Open Garden that isn't virtual please contact communityfundraising@sja.org.uk

If you are local to Norfolk why not visit the Norfolk Open Gardens

The St John Ambulance Norfolk County Priory Group is delighted to once again be running it's annual Norfolk Open Gardens between April and June.

You will be able to visit six exclusive gardens across the county. Each has a rich history which is reflected throughout the picturesque havens.

Spring is when these gardens are at their most beautiful, so you will be exploring them in their full glory. You can stroll the grounds at your leisure absorbing the peaceful surroundings and taking in each’s unique characteristics. Refreshments will also be available to purchase at all the locations.

For information on the gardens and the opening dates and times please visit the Norfolk Open Garden website

The St John Ambulance Norfolk County Priory Group is grateful to all the owners of the gardens that are being opened to the public in support of St John Ambulance.

Make sure your Open Garden raises lots of money

  • Don’t forget to set up a JustGiving Page and invite your guests to donate as they join in the fun!
  • Share some of the St John Ambulance Real Life Stories with your friends and family so they can see why you are hosting an Open Garden
  • Consider setting up a virtual bar and snack area. Your guests could donate to items they would normally purchase when out – who can resist the smell of coffee?

Don't forget to share any photos you take with the hashtag #SpringIntoAction

All fundraising can be done through JustGiving

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Social Graphics

Use the graphics on your social media accounts and let everyone know you are fundraising for St John

1. Open the image
2. Right click to save to your desktop
3. Upload to your social media accounts and use #SpringIntoAction 

Facebook and Instagram

Twitter