Hospice to open garden to public

St Elizabeth Hospice is opening its beautiful garden to the public this month as part of the local charity’s Open Garden season.

The hospice’s gorgeous garden is a haven for patients, visitors, volunteers and staff alike and is enjoyed by all throughout the year. 

The garden features a pond full of fish and often visited by a family of ducks; there are raised beds which are accessible for all patients to tend to; many seating areas for anyone to sit and take in the stunning views and smells; as well as a Wendy House and garden toys for children to enjoy and a Summer House for the adults, plus much more.

The hospice garden, at 565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, will be open to the public on Saturday 23 July from 11am – 4pm. It is free to visit, although donations are welcome, and as well as enjoying looking round the wonderfully designed garden, you can browse the Pop-up Plant Stall and gardening books which will be for sale.

There will also be a performance by the St Elizabeth Hospice Choir, and cream teas and strawberries will be available.

Nikki Brown, St Elizabeth Hospice’s partnerships fundraiser, said: “The garden is often described as the centre point and heart of the hospice. It is maintained throughout the year by our dedicated garden volunteers and is a lovely space which is enjoyed by everyone who comes to the hospice.

“This summer we have had 14 individuals and villages open their gardens in aid of the hospice, and we thought it would be lovely to open our hospice garden up, so even more people can enjoy the beautiful setting we have here.”

To find out more about the hospice’s open gardens season click here

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