Bionics Institute Ambassador, Suzanne de Pelsenaire, has been a generous supporter of the Institute for many years.

Suzanne opened her garden to the public in October 2019, and over 200 visitors enjoyed the beautiful space that Suzanne has created. Suzanne was a recipient of a cochlear implant over ten years ago, and this is her way of giving back to the Bionics Institute. Suzanne sold plants on the day, in addition to serving morning and afternoon tea.

Money raised from Suzanne’s open garden provides funding for the BabiLab at the Bionics Institute, which is Australia’s first brain imaging lab specifically for hearing research, and is spearheading new methods to improve the quality of life for babies and young children who are hearing impaired.

We would like to acknowledge the support from Bakers Delight Pakenham in donating scones, and the Lions Club of Koo Wee Rup and District for providing volunteers on the day.