Our green-fingered gardening staff and volunteers are getting set to open the award-winning gardens of our hospice to the public.

The blooming beautiful gardens of Severn Hospice will play host to two open garden events across both sites over the coming weeks.

Hundreds are set to flock to our gardens in Bicton, Shrewsbury on Sunday May 26 and Apley Castle, Telford the following week on Sunday June 2.

There will be a tour of the gardens, a chance to meet the alpacas as well as a raffle, tombola, refreshments and much more.

Our volunteer gardener, Julie Burroughs, said: “We’re looking forward to opening our gardens to the public over the next few weeks.

“Both our four-acre site in Telford and 13-acre plot in Shrewsbury have such an important role in the care we provide and offer therapeutic areas for patients and their loved ones to relax in and enjoy.

“There are around 70 of us volunteers who work hard all year round to keep them looking their best, so it will be great to be able to show off everyone’s hard work.”

Bird feeders, boxes, wildlife shelters and pre-loved tools will also be available to purchase on the day, with all proceeds helping to support families living with incurable illnesses.

Taking place between 1pm and 4pm on both dates, entry costs £2 per person (under 16s go free) and there will be a large selection of plants grown by our supporters on sale.

Our beautifully tended gardens are cared for by our team of volunteers whose skills range from complete beginners to those with years of experience and very green fingers.

There are currently volunteer vacancies available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at both Telford and Shrewsbury.

If you enjoy gardening and would like to be part of the team contact Frances Gardiner on 01743 236565 or click here.





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