We had a very good response to the appeal in our last issue for someone to take responsibility for editing future issues of ‘Dulwich Gardens open for Charity’. We are most grateful that Ann Rutherford has agreed to take this on as from the next (2014) issue. We could not have found a better person. Ann is a keen and knowledgeable gardener and has one of the finest gardens in Dulwich. She was one of the first garden owners in the Dulwich area to open her garden for the National Gardens Scheme, a charity which raises money for cancer, caring and gardening charities. Over the years she has also opened her garden for the Save the Children Fund and St Christopher’s Hospice, and for small groups from this country and abroad. She is a great lover of wildlife except snails.