Unger family will open their garden in September to fundraise for farmers

Everyone loves a peaceful stroll through a beautiful garden.

Come the end of September, Parkes residents can do just that and help provide some support for our local farmers at the same time.

Ian and Marion Unger plan to open their garden “Avarest” at 16 Reymond Street on September 29 and 30 to raise funds for farmers and hopefully give a farming family a break away from the drought.

And they’re asking the community to save the date in their calendars.

It’s a garden with a difference, with a friendship walk and plenty of surprises around each corner.

On the Saturday (September 29) of the event, the Ungers will be hosting an auction led by Parkes auctioneer Geoff Rice.

All proceeds will go to the drought appeal, particularly focusing on helping farmers cope.

Donated items for the auction, and plant and nick-nack stalls can be dropped off in the lead up to the event.

Any saleable items will be greatly appreciated.

All items to be in by 12pm on Saturday, September 29. The auction will be held at 3pm.

Auctioneer Geoff Rice will put a list of already gathered items on his facebook page the week of the event.

The volunteer-based organisation BlazeAid will have representatives on site over the weekend. 

If you know of a farming family who are doing it very tough, you can put a name forward to BlazeAid in a sealed envelope. 

How much help they can deliver depends, of course, on how much is raised. 

The cost to visit the garden will be $20 per adult; school age children 10 years and over $5; and younger, supervised children will be free. 

Light refreshments will be available.

Phone Ian and Marion on 6863 5229 for more details. 

The weekend is proudly supported by Lachlan Area Suicide Prevention Network and BlazeAid.