So you’ve set the date for your Open Garden and made all your plans, now it’s time to start thinking about who you would like to invite and how to promote it if you’re inviting the public.

Word of mouth - this is one of the best ways to spread the news! Make sure you tell everyone you know about your event.

Download our poster - you can print this out and put it up in your local area to promote your Open Garden.

Download invitations - you can print this out, fill it in and use it to invite friends, family, neighbours and colleagues. Another good idea is to invite groups such as your local gardening club, church group, Women’s Institute or even sporting groups.

If you're on social media then that is also a great way to share the news of your Open Garden. Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn using the handle @dsairambulance and use the hashtag #DSAAOpenGardens.

Create a Facebook event

  1. Log into your Facebook account
  2. Click “Events” in the menu on the left of your newsfeed
  3. Click “Create event” on the top right.
  4. Select either “private” or “public” event
  5. Fill in your event details, location and time
  6. Click “Create” and your Facebook event will go live
  7. Invite your connections as guests, upload photos and share posts to get people excited about it

Please include the wording “raising funds in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, Registered Charity Number 1078685” and our 'in aid of logo' when promoting your event. Contact [email protected] to request our in aid of logo.