Gardening Blog

Our award-winning gardens play an important role in the care we provide, offering therapeutic areas for patients and their loved ones to relax in and enjoy.

Our hospice in Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, sits within a 13 acre plot and our hospice in Apley Castle, Telford, lies within a four and half acre site. Between the two sites there is an awful lot of work needed to maintain the prize-winning gardens. We employ two part-time gardeners and have a team of over 70 volunteers who work tirelessly, come rain or shine, to keep the gardens looking at their best.

Over the coming months our gardeners Alexis James and Chris Watkins will be providing an in depth account of what happens in our gardens, the work they have been doing and sharing a few hints and tips in our new gardening blog.

We hope you enjoy reading about how our gardens change throughout the seasons.

Come rain or shine March 2013

A spot of pruning and more snow March 2013

Spring is in the air, finally April 2013

Hospice 0 – Rabbits 1 April 2013

Bug Hotel May 2013

Weeds May 2013

Hanging Baskets June 2013

Greenfly June 2013

Building work and water butts July 2013

Royal Horticultural Society visit our gardens July 2013

It’s all a question of team work August 2013

A Buzz in the garden September 2013

Awards success September 2013

Some extra help in the garden October 2013

Autumn has arrived October 2013

A break from the weather November 2013

Winter is on its way December 2013

What a year December 2013

The start of a new year January 2014

Visitors February 2014

Finally some better weather March 2014

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