Last weekend more than 450 garden enthusiasts were able to enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the award winning gardens at Willowbrook Hospice.
The two day event which was part of the National Open Gardens Scheme saw visitors to the 5 acre site explore key aspects of the gardens including the three Japanese gardens and the new kitchen garden which supplies a range of fresh produce to the patients at the hospice.
Guests were also to buy plants grown by the gardening team as well as enjoying a cuppa and a slice of slice of delicious home-made cake
Nichola Saunders, Head of Fundraising at Willowbrook, said: “We are absolutely delighted that so many people were able to join us for our open gardens’ event.
“The gardens at the hospice play such 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 gardeners and dedicated team of volunteer gardeners who work tirelessly, come rain or shine, that we are able to hold events like this. The number of visitors to the gardens over the weekend is a true testament to all their hard work.”
For more information on Willowbrook Hospice, please visit: www.willowbrook.org.uk