Gardening enthusiasts from across the region enjoyed a rare opportunity to explore the unique gardens at our hospice in Shrewsbury this weekend raising in excess of £1,000.
On Sunday 10th April we opened our multi award-winning gardens to members of the public.
As well as exploring the 13 acre site, supporters were able to buy plants grown by our gardening team and enjoy a slice of delicious home-made cake courtesy of our West Shrewsbury Support Group. The Severn Hospice Crafters we also on hand selling their fantastic craft items whilst our Much Wenlock Support Group organised a book and cake sale as well as a popular tombola.
Tony Comley, Lead Gardener at Severn Hospice, said: “We are absolutely delighted so many people were able to join us for the first of our open garden events.
“The gardens at both our hospices play an important role in the care we provide by offering areas for patients and their families to relax in and enjoy.
“It is thanks to our dedicated team of volunteer gardeners who work tirelessly, come rain or shine, that we are able to hold events like this and help raise much needed funds for the hospice.”
Mike Perry, Community Fundraising Advisor at Severn Hospice, said: “I would like to thank all those who were able to join us for the open garden, it was a wonderful day. I would also like to thank all the gardening volunteers for all their hard work leading up to the event and our various support groups for their help on the day.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have raised over £1,000 to help support our vital work across Shropshire and Mid Wales.”
We will be holding a second open garden event at our site in Telford on Sunday 26th June.
For more information about our open garden event please click here.