Ipswich woman’s exotic open garden proves fruitful for Headway

Prema Leathers is opening up her "exotic" garden for people to visit and donate to Headway Suffolk.

Prema Leathers is opening up her "exotic" garden for people to visit and donate to Headway Suffolk. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Passion fruits, chillis and strawberry guava plants were just some of the exotic crops on display at an Ipswich resident’s open garden this weekend.

Prema Leathers is opening up her "exotic" garden for people to visit and donate to Headway Suffolk.

Prema Leathers is opening up her "exotic" garden for people to visit and donate to Headway Suffolk. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Prema Leathers, who is originally from Mauritius, said she misses the exotic plants of her home country and so fills her garden, in Foxhall Road, with a range of colourful fruits and vegetables, including the pepino melon.

People could enter the garden by donating money to Headway Suffolk from 2-5pm on Sunday, and so far Ms Leathers has raised more than £200 for the charity.

“It was a lovely afternoon, and I think everyone enjoyed themselves, she said. “We had more than 100 people in total over the three hours, and the weather was lovely.

“I like to do this regularly as I believe Headway is such a deserving charity.”

Prema Leathers is opening up her "exotic" garden for people to visit and donate to Headway Suffolk.

Prema Leathers is opening up her "exotic" garden for people to visit and donate to Headway Suffolk. - Credit: Gregg Brown


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