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
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