HORATIO'S Garden in Salisbury is going to be welcoming visitors for an open day.

This will be the first time the garden has been open to visitors in support of the National Garden Scheme since 2019.

The garden is located at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre at Salisbury District Hospital and will be open on Sunday, July 17 from 2pm to 5pm. 

It has been designed specifically for patients in wheelchairs and hospital beds, therefore it is fully accessible.

There will homemade tea and cake available in the garden room, with all refreshments in aid of Horatio’s Garden.

Designed by six-time RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner, Cleve West, Horatio’s Garden South West opened in 2012.

The garden was the first Horatio’s Garden to be created from donations given in memory of Horatio Chapple, a teenager who volunteered at the centre during his school holidays.

Inspired by Horatio’s original idea, the sanctuary was created to support people as they physically and mentally adjust to living with a life-changing spinal cord injury.

During the open day visitors will have the opportunity to meet both the head gardener, Lucy Thorpe, and the dedicated volunteer team who help to nurture the garden and support people using the sanctuary.

Lucy will be giving a short talk to visitors at 3pm.

Admission costs £5 per adult, while children are welcome for free. Pre-booking is essential. Visit: horatiosgarden.org.uk


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