The National Garden Scheme has long championed the concept of Gardens and Health, the sensory delights of a beautiful outdoor space, planted to stimulate and in one with nature, can help with improve a sense of wellbeing, speed recovery or bring restful respite. Much of the charity’s funding helps support gardens in healthcare settings and many of the gardens in turn have open days for the National Garden Scheme; engaging communities with hospices is a wonderful way to build awareness and break down barriers. The garden at Acorns Children’s Hospice is designed with children and their families in mind; this hidden childrens hospice garden, an oasis in the heart of Worcester, is a multi-sensory delight – a beautiful blend of native and more formal planting. Explore it here:
The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.
Fri 29 Jan 21