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Unique Barkingside garden boasting model village and railway set to open to residents again after event raises £500

Maureen Keating is opening up her garden to the public for a day to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice. Maureen Keating is opening up her garden to the public for a day to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

Monday, August 4, 2014
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A garden which is in the final of a national competition is opening to the public again on Sunday.

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Maureen Keating is opening up her garden to the public for a day to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.Maureen Keating is opening up her garden to the public for a day to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

Maureen Keating and Mike Hacker will once again welcome residents to their Barkingside garden, which features a model village and a man-made stream.

Last month’s open day, the 10th, was attended by approximately 90 people and made £500 for charity Saint Francis Hospice, based in Havering-atte-Bower.

The couple have just found out that their garden has made the final four of the Daily Mail National Garden competition.

They will be judged later this month.

Maureen Keating is opening up her garden to the public for a day to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.Maureen Keating is opening up her garden to the public for a day to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

Residents are invited to check out 254 Ashurst Drive for themselves on Sunday between 2 and 5pm.

Entry is £2.50 and refreshments will be available.

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