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head gardener ashley edwards to feature in bali inclusion & diversity panel event

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is hosting an Access All Areas: Inclusion & Diversity panel event from 2:30pm this Thursday 2nd December.  The 90-minute discussion will be live-streamed and recorded in front of a small ...

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celebrating the st thomas’s church christmas tree festival

The St Thomas’s Church Annual Christmas Tree Festival is once again in full swing in Salisbury and our wonderful volunteers have generously spent time creating another festive masterpiece as part of over 90 creative entries submitted from ...

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head gardener sallie sillars guests on the hozelock blog

We’re delighted to see that we have once again featured on the Hozelock blog, with Head Gardener Sallie Sillars penning the latest article.   Hozelock have long been brilliant, continual supporters of Horatio’s Garden and in 2021 made us ...

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career opportunity: fundraising officer

Fundraising Officer - Trusts & Foundations and Corporate Fundraising Job Purpose: To generate sustainable income from Trusts and Foundations and through Corporate Fundraising and to meet, and where possible, exceed income targets. Horatio’s ...

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itv news wales feature our sixth stunning sanctuary in cardiff

The planting on-site at Horatio’s Garden Wales caught the attention of the team at ITV Wales at Six, with Kate Lewis visiting University Hospital Llandough in Cardiff to see how everyone was getting on, appeal patron and Wales Rugby ...

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jill berelowitz’s exquisite sculpture arrives in horatio’s garden south west

Jill Berelowitz, one of London’s most innovative sculptors known for her bronze, steel and optical resin works, has generously loaned her stunning sculpture ‘Emergence’, alongside a bronze casting of Shakespeare’s Desk & Chair created at ...

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planting begins with sir gareth edwards in horatio’s garden wales!

“Having spent a lifetime playing, watching and supporting rugby, I know having a Horatio’s Garden would have meant a lot to many friends who have experienced spinal injuries whilst playing the beloved game,” says Sir Gareth Edwards, who this ...

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rory’s story

Rory began his life in Dublin, Ireland.  Coming to the UK aged 17, he studied for his degree in Hotel Management in London before returning to Ireland to work in many a hotel throughout his twenties.  When his wanderlust could be contained no ...

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we’re seeking someone to become head gardener of horatio’s garden midlands, oswestry

If you're someone who's knowledgeable, kind, passionate and enthusiastic, you might just be the person we're looking for to join our team as Head Gardener of Horatio's Garden Midlands, Oswestry. *** Job Description Horatio’s Garden, a national ...

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cop26 and our scotland garden

Whilst sustainability has always been at the heart of Horatio’s Garden, COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference held from 31st November – 12th November 2021, has inspired even more action in our garden in Glasgow, within the charity as a ...

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we’re part of mind, body & soil’s november box!

We’re thrilled to once again by delivering self-care through plant care with Mind, Body & Soil, with our Plant Labels featuring in this November’s ‘Field to Fork’ box!  Please click here to order and find out more   Remember to ...

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christmas in the barn with the kinnairds raises £17,000 for horatio’s garden northern ireland!

Christmas in the Barn with the Kinnairds made a triumphant return to The Larchfield Estate this November, with the annual and long-awaited festive fair successfully raising a phenomenal total of approximately £17,000 for Horatio’s Garden ...

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our new garden room opens in horatio’s garden scotland!

Our horticultural havens are always being developed and Horatio’s Garden Scotland has been the site of a major mini-project for the past few months. Wonderfully, the sanctuary is now home to a stunning new garden room!   Back when ...

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head gardener sallie speaks to members of the royal botanic garden edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) delivers world-leading plant science, conservation and education programmes, with their mission being to ‘Explore, Conserve and Explain the World of Plants for a Better Future’.  Their collection ...

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head gardener ashley appears as part of the toast creative residency

The TOAST Creative Residency is an annual event bringing together a community of creative individuals and this year Head Gardener of Horatio’s Garden London & South East, Ashley Edwards, was invited to be part of the event.  Taking place ...

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mark warner is our new artist in residence in horatio’s garden midlands!

Remarkably, three weeks have passed since Mark Warner became our latest artist in residence in Horatio’s Garden Midlands. During that time he’s not only unlocked many people’s creativity, he’s also painted some truly incredible pieces ...

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autumnal artistry in horatio’s garden south west with katy mcintyre brown

One of the many wonderful things about our artists in residence is that they not only give everyone spending time in the garden the opportunity to embrace their creativity, but also give all of us the chance to discover some truly fantastic ...

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joe swift wins society of garden designers award for horatio’s garden stoke mandeville!

Back in July it was revealed that Joe Swift, beloved presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World and multiple RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner, was a finalist in the Society of Garden Designers 2021 Awards.  After months of anticipation, the winners ...

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chloe’s story

“When I was in Stanmore last year the garden was still being completed, so it has been really lovely to see the finished product and be able to enjoy it.”  Chloe is 30 years old.  A teacher at a brilliant school called Jigsaw, ...

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john’s poem

Some of you will remember that not so long ago we were lucky enough to welcome Creative Writer Jayne Woodhouse for a residency in Horatio's Garden South West. Over the weeks she spent in the garden, she got to know those spending time in the ...

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our young supporters raise £40,000 partying at the prince!

After multiple postponements, last night our young supporters finally got to party at The Prince and it was most definitely worth the wait, with a phenomenal total of £40,000 successfully raised for the charity!  Originally scheduled to take ...

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we’re looking for a head gardener for horatio’s garden south west, salisbury

We're looking for someone knowledgeable, passionate and kind to join our team as Head Gardener of Horatio's Garden South West, Salisbury. *** Job Description Horatio’s Garden, a national charity, creating and nurturing beautifully designed ...

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jack folkestone finishes the marathon des sables!

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DONATE Last week, Jack Folkestone achieved something beyond words.  He completed the Marathon des Sables 2021, regarded worldwide as ‘the toughest footrace on earth’.  Not only that, but he finished 32nd out of ...

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laura, alex and naomi complete the royal parks half marathon!

Yesterday marked the return of the Royal Parks Half Marathon and we were absolutely thrilled to hear that our three runners, Laura, Alex and Naomi all successfully completed the challenge!  To donate to Laura & Alex’s JustGiving page, ...

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sitting spiritually support horatio’s garden scotland

We are so grateful to Sitting Spiritually, who have generously donated one of their stunning, handcrafted Tranquillity Oak garden benches to our horticultural haven in Scotland.   The bench is already beloved by everyone spending time in the ...

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rigaud paris partner horatio’s garden

We’re delighted to announce that Rigaud Paris has become the latest wonderful brand to generously support and partner the charity!  To shop the full Rigaud scented candle collection, please click here  Use code HORATIO at checkout to ...

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congratulations to our london marathon competitors!

The Virgin Money London Marathon made its grand return this past Sunday 3rd October and we were absolutely thrilled to have six runners, Ed, Kevin, Jemimah, Archer, Oliver and Jack filling our charity places, whilst fundraiser Shena generously ...

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our week at the rhs chelsea flower show!

Put simply, our week at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show was simply brilliant from start to finish! Set-up began on the Thursday prior to the Show’s opening, with phenomenal volunteer Dee and the great team at Graphic Mill transforming our ...

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stoke mandeville wins a gold medal for best community garden in aylesbury!

In a week when medals are being presented to all kinds of gardens at RHS Chelsea, our Stoke Mandeville sanctuary is in the midst of its own celebration having been awarded a Gold Medal for Best Community Garden in Aylesbury!  Head Gardener ...

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bbc radio wiltshire visit us at rhs chelsea!

It was lovely to welcome the team from BBC Radio Wiltshire to our RHS Chelsea Flower Show tradestand on Press Day yesterday, who were marking the eagerly anticipated return of the event by hearing from people usually based across the ...

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bbc lifeline appeal

After almost a year of preparation, we’re absolutely delighted to be able to share that Horatio’s Garden is the beneficiary charity of this month’s BBC Lifeline Appeal!  Presented by our ambassador, Alan Titchmarsh MBE, the appeal brings ...

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claire waltier macgillivray’s residency comes to a wonderful close in horatio’s garden midlands

The last three weeks of Claire’s residency have seen her regularly working with two patients in particular, Caroline and Nawid, who have created some incredible pieces. Various people have also popped into the sessions to engage creatively ...

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making mandalas: artist claire waltier macgillivray’s new collaborative project

Picking up from where she left off, artist in residence Claire Waltier MacGillivray has had yet another brilliant week in Horatio’s Garden Midlands.  She was once again joined by a small gathering of patients, with two people painting and ...

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welcoming our new university of oxford interns, rafiah and mehrin

We’re delighted to have welcomed Rafiah and Mehrin to the team, who will be with the charity for six weeks as part of the University of Oxford Summer Internship Programme!   The scheme provides access to hundreds of funded internship ...

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saying a fond farewell to creative writer in residence jayne woodhouse

The time has sadly come when we must say ‘goodbye’ to our Creative Writer in Residence, Jayne Woodhouse, with this week marking her final visit (for now!) to Horatio’s Garden South West.  Whilst her residency might be coming to an end, ...

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new artistic endeavours begin with artist in residence claire waltier macgillivray

It was an unusually quiet, yet tranquil, time in Horatio’s Garden Midlands for artist in residence Claire Waltier MacGillivray this week.   With lots of people leaving the spinal centre of late, Claire spent much of her afternoon talking to ...

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pip’s story

Pip has a passion for life.  Being someone willing to try almost anything, Pip has always made the most of every opportunity, discovering a whole host of joyful pursuits along the way.  One fated day, Pip’s life changed.  And yet, Pip’s ...

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volunteer linzi appears on the hozelock blog

Linzi Clark, a lovely volunteer in Horatio’s Garden London & South East, has very kindly shared her story with Hozelock this August, featuring as part of their guest blog.   We’ve have a wonderful partnership with Hozelock and this ...

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gardeningetc.com feature insights from head gardener imogen jackson

If you’re looking for some top notch hints and tips to spruce your own garden this summer, Head Gardener of Horatio’s Garden Midlands, Imogen Jackson, recently shared some of her wisdom with the brilliant Gardeningetc.com.  The new website ...

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claire waltier macgillivray and her fellow artists experiment with campbella watercolours in horatio’s garden midlands

There was an exciting new addition to artist in residence Claire Waltier MacGillivray’s workshop in Horatio’s Garden Midlands this week, with the gathered creatives using vegan watercolours handmade by artist Katie Coates, creator ...

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poetry continues to be in motion in horatio’s garden south west thanks to writer in residence jayne woodhouse

Jayne Woodhouse has discovered some fantastic writers hidden in Horatio’s Garden South West during her residency and has loved every minute of collaborating with and chatting to those who have joined her in the garden.  Whilst lots of people ...

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art continues in all winds and weathers in horatio’s garden midlands with claire waltier macgillivray

The past two weeks have seen the nation’s weather go from one extreme to the other, but that hasn’t stopped artist in residence Claire Waltier MacGillivray, nor the people she’s been working with, from taking note of the many wonderful ...

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story: hans’ digital artwork inspired by horatio’s garden south west

We’re constantly amazed by the people we encounter in Horatio’s Garden and the many wonderful stories they generously share with us and all those who support the charity.  One such person is Hans, who is currently spending time in ...

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team fischer’s baslow finish the london landmarks half marathon

We’re absolutely thrilled to share that Jonathan Race of Team Fischer’s Baslow has completed the London Landmarks Half Marathon in just 1 hour and 54 minutes, raising a fantastic fundraising total so far for the charity!  To donate to the ...

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kate graham completes her hula hoop 100 challenge!

Kate Graham is a friend of the Chapple family and was inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore to attempt her own fundraising endeavour in support of Horatio’s Garden.  Please click here to donate to Kate’s JustGiving page The Captain Tom 100 ...

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the bbc gardeners’ question time team record live in horatio’s garden london & south east!

We’re excited to share that a very special edition of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time aired on Friday 23rd July at 3pm, with the episode recorded live in Horatio’s Garden London & South East last week!  To catch up on ...

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brighton seagals fc complete their road to tokyo fundraising challenge!

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that the Brighton Seagals Football Club have completed their Road to Tokyo challenge in support of Horatio’s Garden!  The team, who play in the Sussex County Women and Girls Football League, have been ...

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scarlett’s story

Meet Scarlett  Scarlett is an active 11-year-old sitting her SATs. She shares her south London home with her Mum and Dad, three sisters and one baby brother. Like many schoolgirls she loves singing, dancing and drama, but loathes spiders and ...

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helen baly is our new photographer in residence in horatio’s garden midlands!

Helen Baly is our new photographer in residence in Horatio’s Garden Midlands!  She recently visited the sanctuary for the very first time, meeting her fellow artist in residence Claire Waltier MacGillivray, Head Gardener Imogen Jackson, the ...

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another chapter of creative writing with jayne woodhouse in horatio’s garden south west

Horatio’s Garden South West has now been hosting Jayne Woodhouse, our new Creative Writer in Residence, for a few weeks and people visiting the garden are becoming increasingly intrigued by what she’s up to.  A small gathering periodically ...

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matt writtle’s photographic residency continues in horatio’s garden london & south east

Matt Writtle has once again returned to Horatio’s Garden London & South East and this time there were more people waiting to join him on his photographic exploration of the sanctuary.  The small group gathered outside to chat with ...

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therapeutic art in horatio’s garden midlands continues thanks to claire waltier macgillivray

Artist in residence Claire Waltier MacGillivray is now very much a part of Horatio’s Garden Midlands, with word spreading far and wide about her weekly sessions in the garden.  Whilst she was already personally aware of how much people were ...

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connecting communities: ashley edwards speaks as part of pan uk summer series

This week, Head Gardener of Horatio’s Garden London & South East, Ashley Edwards, featured in a series of fantastic online conversations hosted by the Pesticide Action Network (PAN UK). Ashley appeared as part of the third thoughtful ...

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mohammed’s story

Mohammed’s life changed forever on an unexpectedly idyllic spring day.  Tempted by the warm weather, he and a friend decided to make the most of the sunshine by spending the afternoon cycling.  The temperature was pleasant. The breeze ...

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welcoming wrags trainee donna brogan to horatio’s garden scotland!

It’s been a pleasure to welcome Donna Brogan to Horatio’s Garden Scotland, who this week began working with us in her new role as a Work and Retrain as a Gardener Scheme (WRAGS) Trainee, an initiative run by the Women’s Farm and Garden ...

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photographer in residence matt writtle inspires people in horatio’s garden london & south east

Whilst he may have only been our Photographer in Residence in Horatio’s Garden London & South East for a few short weeks, already Matt Writtle has made an immensely positive contribution to our fifth horticultural haven.  Throughout his ...

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team hugh james tackle the cardiff half marathon

Some of you will remember the brilliant Hugh James Neurolaw Team from last year, when they embarked upon a lockdown charity challenge that involved running a total of 2,800km and phenomenally raised over £2,000 in aid of Horatio’s Garden ...

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jayne woodhouse is our new creative writer in residence in horatio’s garden south west!

The arrival of summer has led to a whole host of artistic individuals joining us in the garden for a variety of residencies, including Jayne Woodhouse, who’s become our very first Creative Writer in Residence in Horatio’s Garden South ...

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artist miranda creswell’s residency: two weeks in horatio’s garden stoke mandeville

Having spent six days in Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville, artist and dedicated charity supporter Miranda Creswell has been reflecting on her time in the garden, describing her residency as “totally inspiring”. She shared that “it was a ...

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creative watercolour workshops continue with claire waltier macgillivray

Claire’s latest visit to Horatio’s Garden Midlands was particularly nice and rewarding, as the patients joining her are now not only familiar with her friendly company, but have also evidently embraced their newfound artistic skills to a ...

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michelle’s story: celebrating nhs, social care & frontline workers’ day

Today marks NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers' Day, the first event of its kind dedicated to showing our collective gratitude to all NHS and frontline staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to protect us and keep our ...

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horatio’s garden stoke mandeville shortlisted for the sgd awards 2021!

We were absolutely delighted to today discover that Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville has been shortlisted as a Main Categories Finalist in The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Awards 2021!  The SGD is the only professional association for ...

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gardening on the frontline: press release to mark upcoming nhs, social care & frontline workers’ day

“If I could wave a magic wand, I would find a way of treating all patients, spinal and otherwise, who did not receive as much treatment for their spinal and orthopaedic injuries as they should have done during the pandemic.” Michelle Conlon has ...

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friends awareness month

Becoming a Friend of Horatio’s Garden is a wonderfully generous way to support the charity, which is why we’re dedicating the month of July to celebrating each and every one of our regular givers with the very first Horatio’s ...

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another afternoon passed artfully with claire waltier macgillivray in horatio’s garden midlands

Artist in residence Claire Waltier MacGillivray welcomed three people to paint with her in Horatio’s Garden Midlands this week, with the session focussing on transforming people’s artwork into greetings cards.  The three men joining her ...

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a patient’s perspective: exploring horatio’s garden midlands on film

"I thoroughly enjoyed this project. The garden is such a special place that brings joy to so many of us, patients and staff.”  For the past month or so, one particular patient in Horatio’s Garden Midlands has been working on a wonderful ...

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tom stuart-smith visits horatio’s garden london & south east

It’s always a pleasure to welcome our designers back to each of our gardens and this week we were delighted to see Tom Stuart-Smith making a triumphant return to Horatio’s Garden London & South East.  Wandering through the sanctuary, ...

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horatio’s garden northern ireland: our first design consultation day!

The sun was shining this week as we were warmly welcomed to the Spinal Cord Injuries Unit (SCIU) at Musgrave Park Hospital in Belfast for the first Horatio’s Garden Northern Ireland Design Consultation Day!   As some of you will know, ...

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miranda creswell is our artist in residence in horatio’s garden stoke mandeville!

Miranda Creswell is a professional artist who has long supported Horatio’s Garden and has previously been an artist in residence in both our stunning sanctuaries in the South West and Scotland. More recently, she installed The Butterfly Table in ...

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octavia butler completes her half ironman challenge!

Fabulous fundraiser Octavia Butler has completed her very first Half Ironman challenge in support of Horatio’s Garden this weekend, smashing her fundraising target of £3,500 to raise an immense total of over £4,300!  To donate to Octavia’s ...

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modern calligraphy & vegan paint creation with artist katie coates of campbella

Katie Coates is the latest artist to contribute to our Arty Afternoons series and is mesmerising everyone with Modern Calligraphy and the creation of her thoughtful vegan, cruelty-free watercolour paints, all made using natural and ethically ...

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bishop wordsworth’s school’s fundraising adventures

Students at Bishop Wordsworth’s School (BWS) in Salisbury have spent the spring and summer embarking on various fun adventures, which have successfully raised a fantastic total of £510 for Horatio’s Garden!  James Oldham, Head of Outdoor ...

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summer shopping with amazonsmile and give as you live

Did you know that this summer you can raise vital funds to help us continue supporting everyone affected by spinal injury by simply shopping with AmazonSmile and Give As You Live?   AmazonSmile Ordering with AmazonSmile is exactly the ...

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bright and beautiful artwork in horatio’s garden midlands with claire waltier macgillivray

With Claire Waltier MacGillivray now very much a part of life in Horatio’s Garden Midlands, her afternoon as artist in residence was this week busier than ever!  The gorgeous weather naturally encouraged people to spend time in the garden, which ...

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a wonderful afternoon at the longford castle open garden & plant sale

Yesterday marked our first major in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic, with the Longford Castle Open Garden & Plant Sale proving to be a phenomenal success!  Thanks to the charity’s extraordinarily generous Patron, the ...

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brilliant little brands are our new partners!

We’re thrilled to announce that Brilliant Little Brands (BLB) have become our latest partner, with the member brands generously donating 10% of every sale to Horatio’s Garden throughout June and July!  To shop with Brilliant Little ...

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£68,000 raised in our summer art auction!

We’re absolutely thrilled to share the news that the very first Horatio’s Garden Summer Art Auction has successfully raised £68,000 for the charity!  Over 60 of the UK’s leading, emerging and rising artists supported the event, ...

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head gardener stephen supports salisbury district hospital’s volunteers’ week celebrations

Our NCVO Volunteers’ Week celebrations are continuing, this time as part of the Voluntary Services Team’s plans to mark the occasion at Salisbury District Hospital.  As a ‘thank you’ to all the volunteers at the hospital, the organisation ...

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artistry continues to be in abundance in horatio’s garden midlands thanks to claire waltier macgillivray

With an ever-increasing group of patients safely gathering in Horatio’s Garden Midlands to join artist in residence Claire Waltier MacGillivray, we’re thrilled to share that she’ll be extending her residency!  Whilst she was initially due to ...

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sunshine, music and celebrations for the spring bank holiday

The sun has finally started to shine after a long, cold and rather rainy May, perfectly coinciding with our plans to celebrate the Spring Bank Holiday!  Despite ongoing restrictions in Stoke Mandeville and Scotland meaning the gardens’ plans ...

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a successful day at oswestry’s artisan market

We had a rather exciting and successful day at the Oswestry Artisan Market thanks to the phenomenal efforts of Garden Administrator, Gemma Christie, and our team in Horatio’s Garden Midlands.  Throughout the spring, a host of fantastic ...

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celebrating volunteers’ week!

We’re celebrating Volunteers’ Week, an event run by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NVCO), to recognise and thank the millions of volunteers who generously give up their time to help others.  The event runs from 1st - ...

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artist claire waltier macgillivray’s third week in horatio’s garden midlands

The sun has finally decided to shine and just in time for Claire Waltier MacGillivray’s third session as our artist in residence in Horatio’s Garden Midlands!  Claire once again safely joined patients on Tuesday from 12pm – 5pm, setting ...

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creativity continues in horatio’s garden midlands with artist claire waltier macgillivray

Despite the inclement weather, artist Claire Waltier MacGillivray’s residency in Horatio’s Garden Midlands has been going wonderfully, with her third session due to take place this Tuesday from 12pm – 5pm.  Her second week as artist in ...

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spinal cord injury awareness day 2021

Today is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, an annual event run by the Spinal Injuries Association, Aspire, Back Up and Spinal Research that intends to raise awareness of spinal cord injury and highlight the challenges people with spinal cord ...

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patricia samanta is painting a portrait in this week’s arty afternoon

Patricia Samanta is taking us to her outdoor studio in this week’s Arty Afternoon, which is where she’s currently working on creating a portrait of her daughter walking in the garden alongside the family’s beloved dog.  To watch and be ...

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we’re looking for a head gardener for horatio’s garden wales

With Horatio's Garden Wales at the Welsh Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Centre in University Hospital, Llandough due to open in the autumn of this year, we're beginning our search for a new Head Gardener. If you think this could be the job for ...

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tussie-mussies to celebrate international nurses day

Today is International Nurses Day, so in celebration of all the wonderful NHS nurses working in the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit, patients, volunteers and Head Gardener Sallie Sillars tasked themselves with creating ...

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arty afternoons: painting magnolias in watercolour with clare waltier macgillivray

Claire Waltier MacGillivray is bringing her signature calm and warmth back to our Arty Afternoons series this week with a lovely video focussing on using watercolours to capture the elegant beauty of Magnolia.  To watch and be inspired, ...

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dr olivia chapple contributes to her salisbury story

Her Salisbury Story is a community project dedicated to celebrating Salisbury women of the past and present, with this week marking the release of their new interview with our Founder & Chair of Trustees, Dr Olivia Chapple.  To listen to ...

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amanda harris fundraises with immense coastal challenge

Amanda Harris, who some of you may remember completed a 146-mile cycle challenge in support of Horatio’s Garden Wales last year, is once again going on an incredible fundraising journey. To donate to Amanda’s Horatio's Garden Coastal Challenge ...

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dr olivia chapple writes for practising connection

Our Founder & Chair of Trustees, Dr Olivia Chapple, is one of the contributors to the latest edition of Practising Connection – Public Health and The Surgery of the Future 4.0, which has been published by Jericho Chambers on behalf of ...

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clare waltier macgillivray is our new artist in residence!

We’re absolutely thrilled to share that this week we’re welcoming our very first artist in residence to Horatio’s Garden Midlands!  With our plans for residencies disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic throughout the past year, we’re ...

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garden day uk

The buzz around Garden Day UK was fantastic this year, with plenty of people joining in online and The English Garden magazine sharing a little bit more about why Sunday 9th May was an important date that most certainly deserved to be in everyone's ...

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gardens are good for you: national garden scheme gardens and health week

Today marks the start of the National Garden Scheme’s annual Gardens and Health Week, with this year’s theme being ‘Gardens are good for you’.  It’s certainly a sentiment that we as a charity share and one which truly deserves to be ...

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bank holiday celebrations in horatio’s garden

It’s been truly wonderful to see our gardens once again being used as a place to safely welcome patients’ loved ones, particularly over the past Bank Holiday weekend.  With the sun shining for the most part, many families and friends enjoyed ...

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arty afternoons: exploring abstract art and colour with jane wachman

We’re escaping to a world of vivacious vibrancy in this week’s Arty Afternoon with abstract artist Jane Wachman!  To watch and be inspired, please click on the ‘Play’ button below   Jane spends much of her time in Wimbledon Art ...

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our spring raffle raises over £20,000!

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that the very first Horatio’s Garden Spring Raffle has raised over £20,000 for the charity!   Many of you who bought tickets will know that yesterday marked the closing of our inaugural online ...

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arty afternoon: watercolours en plein air with amanda cooper

In this week’s Arty Afternoon, we’ve decided to venture outside to paint using watercolours ‘en plein air’ with artist Amanda Cooper!  To watch and be inspired, please click on the ‘Play’ button below   Painting ‘en plein air’ ...

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leading british artists support the horatio’s garden summer art auction

Over 60 of the UK’s leading artists have donated works to be auctioned online from Saturday 15th – Sunday 30th May 2021 to raise vital funds for Horatio’s Garden, a charity that supports patients, their loved ones and NHS staff affected by ...

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creating collage postcards with artist tamsin loveday

Artist Tamsin Loveday is returning to our Arty Afternoon gallery this week, not only to display her latest artistic endeavour, but also to inspire you to create your own uniquely personal collage postcards.  To watch and follow along, please ...

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joe swift returns to horatio’s garden stoke mandeville!

With the tulips bursting into life and Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville bathed in spring sunshine, designer Joe Swift and Founder & Chair of Trustees, Dr Olivia Chapple, truly picked the perfect day to visit the sanctuary!  Having been ...

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arty afternoons: botanical painting with sally pond

This week we’re delighted to be welcoming Botanical Artist Sally Pond to our Arty Afternoon atelier, with her video studying a stunning Helenium.  To watch and be inspired, please click on the ‘Play’ button below Despite not being filmed ...

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easter celebrations in horatio’s garden

Despite there being a slight spring chill in the air, plenty of people ventured to Horatio’s Garden to celebrate the spirit of the season whilst basking in glorious sunshine this past Easter weekend. Each of our gardens across the UK ...

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Ask the Gardeners Promotional Image

ashley edwards to appear on the charterhouse ‘ask the gardeners’ panel

Following the success of The Charterhouse’s online ‘Flower Power’ festival last year, this April they’ll be hosting a one night only spin off they’re calling ‘Ask the Gardeners’.  Our very Head Gardener of Horatio’s Garden ...

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joe swift shares our stoke mandeville story with the royal windsor rose & horticultural society

Award-winning garden designer and beloved presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World, Joe Swift, recently joined the Royal Windsor Rose & Horticultural Society (RWRHS) to give an online talk all about the creation and build of Horatio’s Garden ...

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evie redwood guides us through monoprinting with nature

Some of you will recognise the artist behind today’s Arty Afternoon video as Evie Redwood, our very own Arts Programme Coordinator!  To watch and be inspired, please click on the ‘Play’ button below    Evie joined Horatio's ...

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our first site visit of the year to horatio’s garden wales!

This month marked our very first site visit of the year to Horatio’s Garden Wales!  Together award-winning designer, Sarah Price, her colleague Emma, and Project Manager, Owen Hemmings of the Robert Lombardelli Partnership, went to safely ...

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Patient in Horatio's Garden London & South East

the deepest shade of green: an exhibition

Saolta Arts and Galway are pleased to present The Deepest Shade of Green, an Arts and Health programme that's part of Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 celebrations.  To visit the Saolta Arts website and discover more about this ...

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Craig in garden

craig’s story

“I instantly knew I had hurt my neck. I feel lucky to be here.”  In June 2020, Craig’s life changed.  Following a car accident in his hometown in Ayrshire, he has spent over eight months away from home in the Queen Elizabeth National ...

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artist miranda creswell brings the ripple effect to horatio’s garden south west

Some of you may remember Miranda Creswell as a former artist in residence in both Horatio’s Garden South West and Horatio’s Garden Scotland. She’s been a brilliant supporter of the charity for many years and now she’s returning to ...

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arty afternoons: visual art with clare baskerville

Reconnecting with the natural world is the theme of this week’s Arty Afternoon, with artist Clare Baskerville calmly and kindly sharing her creative approach to appreciating the simple things in life.  To watch and be inspired, please click on ...

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arty afternoons: painting daffodils in acrylic with angela corben

Akin to the weather over recent weeks, today’s Arty Afternoon has a decidedly spring-like feel to it, as artist Angela Corben is guiding us through how to paint a heavenly host of daffodils!  To watch and follow along, please click on the ...

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Sallie doing horticultural therapy in the garden

head gardener sallie speaks at trellis’ online conference

The arrival of March will hopefully mark the beginning of sustained weeks of warm, spring days, but as well as bringing spells of sunshine it's also heralded the arrival of Trellis' brand new seminar series! Trellis is Scotland's network for ...

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dr olivia chapple joins helen fospero on the convex conversation podcast

The Convex Conversation is a weekly podcast series hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Helen Fospero. The episodes are an opportunity to listen to a wealth of inspirational life stories from a variety of people, including Susie Dent, Adil Ray OBE ...

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Charles completes his challenge

charles balcombe completes his 4x4x48 challenge!

After a gruelling weekend, we’re saying a huge ‘congratulations’ to Charles Balcombe, who has spent the past 48 hours testing his endurance to the limit by successfully completing the ‘David Goggins 4x4x48’ Challenge!  Please click ...

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Karen Camkin

karen camkin returns to our arty afternoons!

Karen Camkin is returning to our Arty Afternoons studio this week, bringing a touch of vibrance to everyone’s Wednesday by continuing the creative journey we began three weeks ago.  To watch and follow along, please click on the ‘Play’ ...

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fabulous fundraising with our winter wine tasting

We were absolutely thrilled to be joined by 55 individuals, couples and families on Zoom last week for a fabulously fun evening of Winter Wine Tasting!  The event was the first time the charity has ever hosted anything like this, and it was ...

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cih webinar with head gardener imogen jackson

This February, the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) have resurrected their ever popular Spring Webinar Series, bringing you the latest research, developments and expert insights to celebrate the start of a new growing season.  The ...

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Harriet Bilton

arty afternoons: natural dyeing with harriet bilton

We’re taking a look at sustainable textiles and natural dyeing in this week’s Arty Afternoon, which happen to be two of artist Harriet Bilton’s creative passions.  To watch and be inspired, please click on the ‘Play’ button ...

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Horatio's Garden Wales building site

work begins in horatio’s garden wales!

We’re excited to announce that work has begun on our brand new project, Horatio’s Garden Wales! Those of you following the project will know that our sixth stunning sanctuary will be situated at the brand new University Hospital Llandough, ...

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Snowdrops

tom stuart-smith gifts snowdrops to horatio’s garden

With spring shoots starting to flourish in abundance, plenty of us will have had our eyes drawn to colourful swathes of aconites, crocuses, irises and of course, snowdrops.  The iconic flower has long captured the imagination of ...

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imogen jackson speaks to a gardening group in ohio!

We’ve made a virtual venture across the pond this month, which was all thanks to Head Gardener of Horatio’s Garden Midlands, Imogen Jackson, giving an online talk to a gardening group based in the USA.  It was a particularly ...

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curtis’ story

Meet Curtis. Curtis works in the construction industry. He arrived at the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre in September 2020, having been involved in an industrial accident which left him paralysed.  Having long had a great interest in birds, ...

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Tamsin Loveday in studio

creating a winter garden book with tamsin loveday

Tamsin Loveday is lending her creative talents to our Arty Afternoons series this week, with a gorgeous video which guides you through how to make your very own Winter Garden Book.  To watch and follow along, please click on the ‘Play’ button ...

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a thoughtful gift in horatio’s garden midlands

A little story to go with a thoughtful gift...  Back in December, a patient spending time in the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry spotted some Kilner jars online that she ...

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Patient amongst trees in London

we host our first webinar: an evening of conversation with horatio’s garden

Yesterday we hosted our very first online webinar event, An Evening of Conversation with Horatio’s Garden, and were absolutely delighted to be joined by over 200 of our incredible supporters.  Our invitees gathered on Zoom ...

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arty afternoons: indian inks and pens with karen camkin

This week we’re experimenting with inks in our new Arty Afternoon video, thanks to a wonderful contribution by landscape and still life artist, Karen Camkin.  To watch and follow along, please click on the ‘Play’ button ...

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keith jansz & alan titchmarsh talk horatio’s garden

In a fortuitous meeting, Keith Jansz and Alan Titchmarsh were recently in conversation as part of the Mouth and Foot Painting (MFPA) Virtual Coffee Mornings series, which is where the two discovered that they share a mutual support for ...

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tales from our volunteer poetry group

After a little festive winter’s break, the Horatio’s Garden Volunteer Poetry Group reconvened on Thursday for the first time this year!  The group emerged in lockdown last year thanks to a group of volunteers from across our gardens who ...

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jane’s volunteering story

Jane Fletcher, one of our wonderful volunteers, has been involved with Horatio’s Garden London & South East since August 2020. She helped to plant the 10,000 plants needed to get the garden started.   Jane heard about the charity ...

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rspb big garden birdwatch

The end of January could only mean one thing and that was the return of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch!  The national nature survey took place across the weekend of Friday 29th January to Sunday 31st January and was simply about ...

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we’re looking for a garden administrator in horatio’s garden south west

We're looking for someone to join our brilliant Horatio's Garden South West team in Salisbury! If you're interested in finding out a little more about the role and would like to apply, simply scroll down this page for all the relevant details. We ...

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arty afternoons with digital artist olivia tuppen

This week we’ve been incredibly lucky to receive three Arty Afternoons videos from 2D/3D artist Olivia Tuppen! To watch the short series, please click 'Play' below As an artist and crafter, she specialises in bringing animals and creatures ...

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our wonderful collaboration with loungers

We're absolutely delighted to announce that our collaboration with Loungers Clothing, who created this gorgeous special edition design of their organic brushed cotton trousers in Horatio’s Gardens’ signature colours, has raised almost £1,000 ...

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thank you to max reid

The RNOH Charity recently released their winter newsletter, which kindly features the opening of Horatio’s Garden London & South East, along with a reminder of supporter Max Reid’s incredible contribution to the project.  Since ...

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bbc ‘soundscapes for wellbeing’ & the virtual nature experiment

Soundscapes for Wellbeing is a brand new BBC project which will run from Tuesday 25th January through until the end of February, simultaneously marking the launch of The Virtual Nature Experiment commissioned by both the BBC and University of ...

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bunny guinness mentions us on bbc radio 4’s today programme

With the announcement that the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been moved from May to September for the first time in the world famous event’s 108 year history, naturally the news made this morning’s BBC Radio Four Today programme, as did a ...

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new arty afternoons video

Our Arty Afternoons series continues and this week we’ve been lucky enough to receive another video from abstract artist, Karen Welsh.  To watch Karen’s new video, please click ‘Play’ below    Whilst last week’s video concentrated on ...

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arty afternoons return with painter karen welsh

Last year we launched our Arty Afternoons series on YouTube to encourage people with spinal injuries, their loved ones and all of our supporters to while away a lockdown afternoon or two getting creative.  To see the series, please click ...

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new report: health charities and the nhs. a vital partnership in peril?

A new study reveals how the Covid-19 pandemic has confirmed the vital contribution of health charities to the NHS. It argues that strategic engagement with the charities by health policy makers has declined in recent years and that substantial ...

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we’re looking for an arts programme co-ordinator intern!

We have an exciting new internship opportunity, which is being generously supported by The Rank Foundation! To discover more about whether this is the role for you and find out how to apply, please read the information below. Job Description Arts ...

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welcoming head gardener amy moffett & garden administrator debs grigg to horatio’s garden stoke mandeville

The beginning of 2021 marks a bit of a change to the team in Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville, as we warmly welcome new Head Gardener, Amalia Moffett, and new Garden Administrator, Debs Grigg.  Amalia, known as Amy, is a Kew-trained ...

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Flowers

information about our text to donate service

Texting to donate is one of the quickest, simplest ways to support Horatio’s Garden. Every penny of your generosity counts, helping us to improve the lives of everyone affected by spinal injury.  There are two messages we can use when asking ...

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director of fundraising & communications maternity leave cover opportunity

Horatio’s Garden charity is looking for an experienced Fundraising leader to cover this maternity period. To read the full job description, please click here We are a growing, award winning, national charity improving the lives of people with ...

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Happy New Year

happy new year from horatio’s garden

True to Horatio's Garden tradition, we've created this short video to wish all of our supporters a very Happy New Year. [embed]https://vimeo.com/492020556[/embed] 2020 has been a year unlike any other and many of us, including everyone affected by ...

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fill a flower pot for horatio’s garden!

This winter, we’re encouraging you to ease yourself into the New Year on a fun, positive note by joining in with our ‘Fill a Flower Pot’ fundraiser!  It couldn’t be easier to get involved and everyone at home can take part. Simply see ...

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visiting new wood trees with designer of horatio’s garden wales, sarah price

With building work on Horatio’s Garden Wales due to begin in the new year in the Welsh Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Centre at University Hospital Llandough in Cardiff, we’ve started thinking about the plants we’d like to ...

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horatio’s garden scotland in the scottish gardening magazine

Horatio’s Garden Scotland is taking centre stage in the winter issue of The Scottish Gardening Magazine.  If you would like to read the full article, please click here  The brand new title was established earlier this year and is ...

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head gardener ashley on bbc gardeners’ question time

As the days grow shorter, making the most of our gardens and the natural abundance within them feels more worthwhile than ever.  In that spirit, Head Gardener Ashley Edwards of Horatio’s Garden London & South East today appeared on BBC ...

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send horatio’s garden e-cards this christmas with ‘don’t send me a card’

We’re working with Don’t Send Me A Card, who have made it possible for you to turn the cost of your would-be Christmas cards into donations for Horatio’s Garden. The website invites supporters of all sorts of charities to send customised ...

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world premiere: three men went to mow present ‘digging deep for horatio’s garden’

You may rightly know of Cleve West, James Alexander-Sinclair and Joe Swift as three celebrated garden designers who have each created a Horatio’s Garden. However, they are also known by another name. Together, they make up the timeless trio that ...

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Horatio's Garden Christmas Tree

st thomas’s church christmas tree festival

The St Thomas’s Church Annual Christmas Tree Festival in Salisbury is a community event which celebrates Christmas with an array of uniquely decorated trees and traditional nativity scenes. The event has been a fixture in the local calendar for ...

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celebrating the silent solace of trees

The Tree Council are running National Tree Week from Saturday 28th November to Sunday 6th December and we’re joining in! Working together for the love of trees is something The National Tree Council are passionate about. They’re committed to ...

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pop gardens support horatio’s garden

We’re absolutely delighted to be partnering POP Gardens, who have become the latest small business to generously support Horatio’s Garden.  The innovative enterprise was established by Lynne Evans, who wanted to combine her expertise in ...

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introducing our new charity face mask

We've been busy developing a brand new face mask which will soon be available on our Shop website to help you and your loved ones stay safe this winter and beyond. Our gorgeous mask has an outer organic cotton layer in a stylish print, designed ...

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thank you to our virtual vitality 10k runners!

Whilst most of us have spent the past week sheltering from the wind and the rain, a brilliant host of Horatio’s Garden supporters have been busy braving the elements to complete the Virtual Vitality 10k!  The event usually takes place in London, ...

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Head Gardener Sallie Sillars

join head gardener sallie at this year’s cih webinar series!

Our very own Horatio's Garden Scotland Head Gardener, Sallie Sillars, will be speaking as part of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture's (CIH) Grow Careers Scotland Webinar Series this November!  The series is running from Monday ...

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Lady on Red Carpet

special sky cinema screening of new film, the secret garden, in horatio’s garden midlands

  Originally released to press Friday 16th October The beloved children's novel has been newly adapted by the producer of Harry Potter and Paddington, at a more apposite time that ever, starring Dixie Egerickx, Colin Firth and Julie ...

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dr olivia chapple on fresh from the pod

Avid listeners of Candide’s podcast, Fresh from the Pod, hosted by Tamsin Westhorpe, will have heard that today’s guest was none other than our Founder & Chair of Trustees, Dr Olivia Chapple! To listen, please click here The podcast is all ...

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Team behind the Garden Room

garden room build begins in horatio’s garden scotland

We recently had a far from average afternoon in Horatio’s Garden Scotland as work began on our beautiful new garden room! Designed by talented architect Andy Steel of DAS Design, the new garden room will offer a cosy, warm place for everyone to ...

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competition to celebrate the release of new sky original film the secret garden

It’s competition time! From the producer of Harry Potter and Paddington comes a brand new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s timeless classic, The Secret Garden. Watch the trailer below The new Sky Original film releases in cinemas and ...

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become a horatio’s hero and support horatio’s garden wales

Thanks to many generous donations from a whole host of supporters, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re now in the final phase of fundraising for the capital appeal of our sixth project, Horatio’s Garden Wales!  Having all recently turned ...

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Patient with Family

introducing horatio’s garden northern ireland on bbc radio ulster

Those of you who have read the new interview with our Founder & Chair of Trustees, Dr Olivia Chapple, in Gardens Illustrated may have seen that we have just started beginning to plan our seventh project, Horatio’s Garden Northern ...

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sheila’s volunteering story

Sheila McCosh is part of our wonderful volunteer team in Horatio's Garden Scotland. Throughout lockdown and the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, all our volunteers have been absolutely incredible, doing whatever they can to support the charity. Whilst ...

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horatio’s garden midlands celebrates its official first birthday!

Those of you with keen memories may have noted that yesterday marked the first anniversary of the official opening of Horatio’s Garden Midlands in Oswestry! Please click on the relevant link to read more about Horatio's Garden Stoke ...

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sue stuart-smith in conversation with dr olivia chapple at the chelsea history festival

From 17th - 27th September, the Chelsea History Festival will be hosting an immersive mixture of digital and physical events to celebrate various elements of the borough’s intriguing past.  The Festival was co-founded by the National Army ...

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Christmas Card

our new christmas card has arrived!

We’re thrilled to announce that our 2020 Christmas Card has arrived!  This year, our exclusive card has been designed by Vanessa Bowman, who is an acclaimed, Dorset-based, contemporary artist in oils. Please click here to shop to ...

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ashley edwards speaks at flower power

The Charterhouse, which has been part of the nation’s history since 1348, recently hosted a uniquely brilliant new event this September known as Flower Power! Throughout lockdown, the Brothers living in the almshouse spent much of their time in ...

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the sgd awards support horatio’s garden

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) have announced that the SGD Awards 2021 will be supporting Horatio’s Garden!  The SGD is the only professional association for garden designers, with its many national and international Members ...

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League of Friends present cheque in Horatio's Garden Midlands

league of friends donate to horatio’s garden midlands

We would like to say an enormous thank you to the League of Friends at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH), who recently donated £1,000 to Horatio's Garden Midlands! The League of Friends have been fundraising locally ...

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horatio’s garden london & south east is open!

We have been absolutely delighted to be able to welcome patients and NHS staff to Horatio’s Garden London & South East for the very first time!   Please click the 'Play' icon below to watch our new video celebrating the opening of our new ...

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celebrating horatio’s garden stoke mandeville’s second birthday!

It’s hard to believe that Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville has now been open for two years, but time has flown by and today does indeed mark the garden’s second birthday! To celebrate, Head Gardener Jacqui decided to do a special tour of ...

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happy 4th birthday horatio’s garden scotland!

As if to prove that time really does fly when you’re having fun, Horatio’s Garden Scotland recently celebrated its fourth birthday! Please click on the relevant link to read more about Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville's second birthday or ...

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we’ve partnered with mind, body & soil

We're absolutely delighted to announce that we've partnered with Mind, Body & Soil, a brilliant subscription service that's part of the SmartPlant family! Please click here to find out more Remember to use code HORATIO for 30% off your first ...

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summer stories from our gardens

Many of you will have been out in your gardens appreciating the fine summer weather this past month, as have plenty of patients, newly reunited families and NHS staff in each Horatio’s Garden across the country. Amidst all the present ...

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mccarthy & stone support horatio’s garden

A stunning late August morning in Horatio's Garden South West, Salisbury, was made just perfect thanks to a generous donation from McCarthy & Stone. As the UK's leading developer and manager of retirement communities, the company have recently ...

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horatio’s garden midlands: one year on

As unbelievable as it may seem, Horatio’s Garden Midlands has now been flourishing in Oswestry for a whole year, so in celebration we thought we’d take a look back at a few of our fourth garden’s highlights over the past 12 months. When the ...

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shop small and support us this autumn!

We’ve been supported by some incredible people and businesses throughout the Coronavirus pandemic so far, so to thank them for their generous support we've written a little bit about each of them below.   Please click here to ...

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my prudential ridelondon success!

Over the course of last weekend a few fantastic fundraisers took part in the at-home My Prudential Ride event, which replaced this year's Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycle. Richard and Charlotte Weight were originally planning on taking part in ...

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planting has begun in horatio’s garden london & south east!

This week our fifth garden at the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre in the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore has been a hive of activity as we've begun filling the flower beds with all manner of greenery. A fantastic team of volunteers ...

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introducing ashley edwards, our new head gardener

We’re thrilled to welcome Ashley Edwards to the Horatio’s Garden team, who has recently become the Head Gardener of Horatio’s Garden London & South East!  Ashley will be responsible for nurturing our fifth garden at the London ...

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week of thanks

Following the incredible support we’ve received both this year and in years previous, we’ve decided to hold a Week of Thanks across all our social media channels from Monday 3rd - Sunday 9th August.  Follow us on Twitter Follow us on ...

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arty afternoons: natural inspiration with louisa crispin

Louisa Crispin is the latest artist to create a video for our Arty Afternoons series, offering us all a little insight into how we can both capture and lose ourselves in the creative gifts of nature.   Having discovered a passion for drawing in ...

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hrh princess eugenie virtually visits horatio’s garden

On Tuesday 14th July, HRH Princess Eugenie virtually visited national charity Horatio’s Garden to find out more about how they’ve been supporting patients with spinal injuries, their loved ones and NHS staff throughout lockdown.  Since ...

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an artist in lockdown by katy mcintyre-brown

Some of you may remember Katy McIntyre-Brown as one of our former Arty Afternoon contributors, where she gently taught us about capturing the beauty of bluebells on canvas. Despite having already lent us her artistic talents, this week Katy is back ...

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goodbye & good luck to chelsea lowe

Today we're saying 'goodbye' to our wonderful WRAGS (Work and Retrain as a Gardener Scheme) trainee and friend, Chelsea Lowe. Chelsea has been an invaluable member of the team in Horatio's Garden Scotland throughout her year-long placement. Her ...

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we’re looking for an administration assistant in horatio’s garden oswestry

We are seeking an enthusiastic administrative assistant to provide support to the Head Gardener at the charity’s hospital garden project at The Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in ...

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remembering rose paterson

Everyone at Horatio’s Garden is extremely sad to learn of the loss of Rose Paterson at the end of June. Rose was a wonderful friend to Horatio’s Garden. As an appeal patron, Rose helped tirelessly and generously with the fundraising for ...

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arty afternoons with nell nicholas

After a brief hiatus, our Arty Afternoons are back and we're starting with a brilliant video by artist Nell Nicholas. Some of you may remember Nell from her short residency in Horatio's Garden Salisbury around this time last year. She spent a ...

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coronavirus update: horatio’s garden oswestry

Another month of 2020 has passed in the blink of an eye, which means we have more stories for you from each of our beautiful gardens around the UK.  Whilst lots of you reading this will know how important outdoor spaces are for everyone's health ...

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coronavirus update: horatio’s garden stoke mandeville

Another month of 2020 has passed in the blink of an eye, which means we have more stories for you from each of our beautiful gardens around the UK. Whilst lots of you reading this will know how important outdoor spaces are for everyone's health ...

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coronavirus update: horatio’s garden scotland

Another month of 2020 has passed in the blink of an eye, which means we have more stories for you from each of our beautiful gardens around the UK. Whilst lots of you reading this will know how important outdoor spaces are for everyone's health and ...

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coronavirus update: horatio’s garden salisbury

Another month of 2020 has passed in the blink of an eye, which means we have more stories for you from each of our beautiful gardens around the UK.  Whilst lots of you reading this will know how important outdoor spaces are for everyone's health ...

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90 year-old andrew returns home to his family

Andrew Rodger, a patient who has spent time in both the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit and Horatio’s Garden Scotland since January this year, has recently made a triumphant return home after overcoming Coronavirus.  He was ...

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health is made at home – new book by lord nigel crisp

Lord Nigel Crisp, former Chief Executive of the English NHS, has recently written a new book entitled Health is Made At Home, Hospitals are for Repairs: Building a Healthy and Health-Creating Society.  Lord Crisp led ...

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growing through lockdown, by chelsea lowe

Chelsea Lowe joined us almost exactly one year ago in Horatio's Garden Scotland as part of the 'Work and Retrain as a Gardener Scheme' (WRAGS) run by the Women's Farm and Garden Association (WFGA). Her position was largely funded by The Finnis ...

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progress in horatio’s garden london

To donate to Horatio’s Garden London, please click here. Having been blessed with weeks of glorious weather, there’s been a lot of progress in Horatio’s Garden London since spring! The team from ARJ Construction have been working incredibly ...

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grow to give news

Lots of you have been getting involved with our new national fundraising event, Grow to Give, this summer and we've loved hearing how some of your garden gate sales have already raised incredible amounts for the charity! Grow to Give is all about ...

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lesley’s volunteering story

The story of Horatio Chapple is one that no one can forget, but I first came to know about Horatio's Garden when I went to a talk in Winterbourne Dauntsey village hall, given by Cleve West. This was in the autumn of 2012.  He showed slides of the ...

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coronavirus update

Throughout the Coronavirus crisis, Horatio’s Garden has been a lifeline for patients with spinal cord injuries and NHS staff who are currently living and working in hospital. "I am so proud of all the patients and staff, many of whom have been ...

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virtual rhs chelsea flower show

Today we would have been ready and waiting on Cross Way to welcome fellow garden enthusiasts to the world’s greatest flower show.  However, whilst we might be unable to celebrate with you in person this year, we will still be joining in with ...

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joe swift & horatio’s garden in gardeners’ world magazine

Joe Swift, designer of Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville, wrote a wonderful piece for the March issue of Gardeners’ World Magazine detailing how the beautiful garden was brought to life and what the extraordinary project means to him.  The ...

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the story behind our new tea towel

Click here to purchase our brand new tea towel.  Katy McIntyre-Brown has painted all her life.  Growing up between Highbury, North London and a rambling water mill on the Somerset coast, she was always drawn to the calming power of nature, ...

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katie’s story

Just two days away from graduating, Katie was busy living her life of passionate reckless abandon and love. Just two days away from graduating, Katie had an accident that would change her life forever. She decided to go for a swim to let off ...

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photography with richard foster

We've been supported by some fantastic artists throughout our Virtual Arty Afternoons series on YouTube and this week is no different! Our latest video comes from professional photographer, Richard Foster, who has generously taken the time to ...

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getting involved in garden day!

For those of you who may not know about Garden Day UK, it's the chance for people to 'down tools, don a flower crown and spend time celebrating their gardens'! The main thing is that it's for everyone, whether you've got a garden, balcony, or ...

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clap for carers and ve day celebrations

This bank holiday weekend we’ve joined the rest of the UK in celebrating VE Day and the NHS. Each Horatio’s Garden honoured the service and sacrifice of a generation in their own unique way, whilst simultaneously thanking all those who are ...

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national garden scheme ‘gardens and health week’

We can’t believe that it’s been a whole year since the National Garden Scheme last held their annual Gardens and Health Week and this May the initiative is perhaps more important than ever.  Gardens and Health Week is all about championing ...

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spring progress in horatio’s garden london

Despite the challenging times currently facing the UK, the team from ARJ construction have continued working incredibly hard to progress Horatio's Garden London at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. The most recent developments have ...

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our arty afternoons youtube series continues!

This week our Arty Afternoon video has been created by Dorset-based artist, Lucy Bentley.   Lucy works as a professional artist in between teaching students at Hanford School as Head of Art. She adores painting, drawing and creating and ...

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virtual tour of slade in support of the national garden scheme

Click to watch Rosamund’s Tulip Tour of Slade.  As some of you may know, Rosamund Davies was due to open her beautiful garden in Slade in support of the National Garden Scheme this month. However, as Coronavirus has caused the National ...

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virtual arty afternoons

We're giving everyone the chance to join in with our new Virtual Arty Afternoons, with the aim of gently encouraging people everywhere to embrace their creative side. The first two videos have been created by wonderful young artist, Alice Penrose, ...

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designs form for horatio’s garden cardiff

Many of you will know that we have now begun fundraising for our sixth project, Horatio's Garden Cardiff. As part of the redevelopment of University Hospital, Llandough, we were invited to create a garden for the brand new, purpose-built spinal and ...

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the well gardened mind – new book by sue stuart-smith

Prominent psychiatrist, psychotherapist and Horatio’s Garden supporter, Sue Stuart-Smith, will soon be releasing her new book The Well Gardened Mind.  Having studied at Cambridge, Sue went on to work in the National Health Service for many ...

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our first podcast with this is spinal crap!

We were absolutely thrilled to feature on the most recent episode of This Is Spinal Crap, the podcast all about living well with a spinal cord injury. To listen to the podcast, please click here. The episode, aptly titled ‘Create and Grow’ was ...

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waitrose continue supporting horatio’s garden

Another two wonderful Waitrose stores have been supporting Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville over the past month, raising almost £600 for the garden between them. Shoppers in Waitrose Windsor and Waitrose High Wycombe have been generously voting ...

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message from founder & chair of trustees, dr olivia chapple

In the Coronavirus crisis patients with spinal injuries are going to need a safe garden sanctuary to be away from the ward and seek the calm of nature more than ever before. Our patients are facing increasing social isolation as visits to the spinal ...

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spring supper at pythouse

We recently hosted a spring supper at the idyllic Pythouse Kitchen Garden which was attended by many wonderful friends and supporters of Horatio's Garden. The cosy evening was organised by volunteer Elaine Vaughan, who thought it would be a lovely ...

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celebrating international women’s day

We were delighted to discover on the morning of International Women's Day (Sunday 8th March) that our Royal Patron, HRH Princess Eugenie, had shared a story on Instagram celebrating the women who inspire her, with Founder & Chair of Trustees, Dr ...

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breaking ground in horatio’s garden london!

We have officially begun our fifth project at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore (RNOH) this week, with the help of our wonderful celebrity ambassador Anneka Rice.  To date we have planted hope for patients, their families and ...

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early spring workshops in horatio’s garden

Spring is a busy time in Horatio’s Garden and patients have been enjoying making the most of the brighter days, either by taking part in gentle horticultural therapy sessions, or by embracing their creativity.  In Salisbury, those joining ...

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thank you all waitrose shoppers!

A selection of Waitrose stores having been supporting Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville this year as part of their Community Matters scheme. Waitrose stores in Thames, Buckingham and Welwyn Garden City have currently presented us with cheques ...

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the ‘butterfly table’ arrives in horatio’s garden scotland

Artist Miranda Creswell has this week gifted her unique 'Butterfly Table' to Horatio's Garden Scotland, where it was enthusiastically received by patients and their loved ones spending time in the Queen Elizabeth Spinal Injuries Unit.  Miranda has ...

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horatio’s garden scotland on beechgrove repotted

We were very excited to see that Horatio's Garden Scotland featured on yesterday evening's episode of Beechgrove Repotted! The segment about Horatio's Garden begins at approximately 8 minutes 30 seconds. CLICK HERE TO CATCH UP The Beechgrove ...

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hozelock donate to horatio’s garden

We've seen some very happy Head Gardeners and volunteers this week thanks to a generous donation from Hozelock. The company have given all our gardens a range of their brilliant and trusted products, from hozes to compost bins. As Hozelock have 60 ...

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winter art in the gardens

There’s always something happening in Horatio’s Garden, but it’s been particularly busy in Salisbury and Stoke Mandeville this January as we’ve welcomed three brilliant artists to the charity.  In Salisbury, Katy McIntryre-Brown is our ...

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horatio’s garden takes part in the big garden birdwatch

The RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch took place this year from 25th - 27th January and Horatio's Garden certainly enjoyed getting involved.  The Birdwatch is the world’s largest wildlife survey, with over half a million people regularly ...

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work begins on horatio’s garden london

This week we've been welcomed to the site of the fifth Horatio's Garden at the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore! The team from ARJ construction have quickly set to work and we are so excited to ...

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new year in horatio’s garden

Many patients and their loved ones spent Christmas in the comfort of Horatio's Garden, spending time with each other and helping our volunteers and Head Gardeners prepare for the New Year. In our Stoke Mandeville garden, the Christmas tree was ...

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rebecca rason flor ferreira is our new artist in residence in stoke mandeville!

Professional, versatile artist Rebecca Rason Flor Ferreira will soon be joining us as the new artist in residence in Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville!  Rebecca will be in the garden every Monday from 12pm – 5pm from Monday 13th January to ...

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katy mcintyre-brown is our new artist in residence in salisbury!

Self-taught, professional artist Katy McIntyre-Brown will soon be joining us in Horatio’s Garden Salisbury.  Katy will be starting her winter residency in the garden on Wednesday 15th January and thereafter will be in the garden every Tuesday ...

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natural artist zac newham in horatio’s garden salisbury

We’re welcoming natural artist Zac Newham to Horatio’s Garden Salisbury for a fun wooden mosaic workshop on Tuesday 21st January from 1pm - 4pm.  Zac is a Salisbury-based artist who, amongst many other things, creates these wonderful wooden ...

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an incredible carol concert

On Monday 2nd December we welcomed over 800 of you to the very first Horatio’s Garden Carol Concert and what an evening it was!  We couldn’t believe how many of you chose to join us for the event and the enthusiasm shown by each and ...

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festivities in horatio’s garden

There have been a whole host of festivities taking place in each Horatio’s Garden across the UK, bringing a touch of Christmas magic to patients, families, friends, NHS staff and our wonderful supporters.  In Salisbury, an overwhelming number of ...

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cassandra goad – the perfect christmas gift

Give your loved ones the perfect gift this Christmas by purchasing the bespoke Horatio’s Garden quote pendant and cufflinks created by fine jewellery designer Cassandra Goad.  Cassandra was inspired by the work carried out at Horatio’s ...

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bbc’s sir matthew pinsent interviews peter reed in salisbury

It was wonderful to see both Sir Matthew Pinsent and former Olympic rower Peter Reed together in Horatio’s Garden Salisbury recently, when Matthew visited to interview Peter for a string of BBC programmes.  Peter recently suffered a spinal ...

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winser london support horatio’s garden stoke mandeville

On Monday 11th November, luxury womenswear label Winser London held an exclusive shopping evening in support of Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville. The event was incredibly well-supported, with over 25 happy shoppers joining us in Marlow for the ...

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the capital appeal for horatio’s garden cardiff is officially launched!

Click here to find out more about Horatio's Garden Cardiff and to watch our brand new appeal film. On Thursday 14th November we held the official launch of our capital appeal for Horatio’s Garden Cardiff at the Cardiff & County Club. The ...

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barn dancing fun in aid of stoke mandeville

On Saturday 9th November almost 100 people dressed in their country best and joined in with a fabulous Barn Dance in aid of Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville. The event was kindly organised by a group of Stoke Mandeville volunteers, who decided to ...

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dawn donates £1000 to horatio’s garden scotland

Dawn Harkin previously spent 11 months in the Scottish National Spinal Injuries Unit and during her time in hospital she was a frequent and much-loved visitor to Horatio's Garden Scotland. Since leaving hospital, she has been busy organising a ...

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celebrating trustees’ week

This year we’re celebrating Trustees’ Week, which runs from Monday 4th to Friday 8th November.  Our trustees are an integral part of Horatio’s Garden, volunteering their time, expertise and advice to ensure that the charity continues to ...

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horatio’s garden salisbury wins the ‘nation’s favourite garden’!

We're absolutely thrilled to announce that Horatio’s Garden Salisbury has been voted by members of the British public as the National Garden Scheme’s ‘Nation's Favourite Garden’ in the competition’s South West category! The award was ...

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happy halloween from horatio’s garden!

Spooky, autumnal celebrations have been occurring in all the gardens this month as patients, staff and volunteers embraced Halloween in a whole host of creative ways.  Pumpkins have been growing steadily in Scotland all year and have been a ...

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artist miranda creswell and the butterfly table

Back in June, some of you may remember us introducing you all to artist Miranda Creswell and her work on the Butterfly Table for Horatio’s Garden Scotland, which is part of her ‘Looking Out Glasgow’ project.  Miranda spent many months ...

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give back with amazonsmile, give as you live and ebay for charity

By signing up to any of the following, you’ll be helping us to raise vital funds every time you shop.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO AMAZONSMILE 1 - Go to the AmazonSmile website by clicking the link above  2 - Type in your email address (either ...

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a day of song in oswestry

Patients, staff and volunteers were all taking part in the RSPB’s ‘Birdsong Takeover’ event on Thursday, which was part of their national Let Nature Sing initiative.  The sweet sounds were played all afternoon throughout the garden room and ...

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women of the year

In 2019 the Women of the Year Lunch & Awards was held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on Monday 14th October. The lunch, which was hosted by Horatio’s Garden London patron Mel Giedroyc, brought together over 400 women who were each handpicked ...

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autumn barbeque in horatio’s garden scotland

Whoever said you couldn't have a barbeque in October?! The weather was uncommonly kind to Horatio's Garden Scotland last weekend as patients, families, friends and staff gathered in the garden to celebrate the beginning of autumn in style. A ...

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artist keith jansz paints in horatio’s garden stoke mandeville

Professional artist Keith Jansz, a world-renowned mouth painter, will be painting in Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville on Thursday 10th October from 12pm - 5pm. Keith feels a connection with this particular garden as he previously spent six months ...

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touring the williams’ racing museum

Law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp (BBK), who are ranked by the Legal 500 as a Top Tier firm and have over 30 years’ experience in complex injury cases, have been dedicated supporters of Horatio’s Garden for many years. They sponsor all the seasonal ...

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advent of change support horatio’s garden

To pre-order your Children's Advent Calendar or 'World Changer Wall Calendar', please CLICK HERE. From Monday 7th October, both calendars will be available to purchase online via the Advent of Change Website and John Lewis & Partners. They will ...

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beauty & truth: healing green by chaz oldham

London-based professional photographer, Chaz Oldham, has kindly shared his film, Beauty & Truth: Healing Green, with Horatio’s Garden.  Chaz began his journey photographing the healers and the healed of the horticultural world just over ...

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the wheelpower national junior games

WheelPower, the National Charity for Wheelchair Sport are hosting their annual National Junior Games (NJG) 2019 from 30 September - 3 October at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement. The primary focus of the National ...

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bbc gardeners’ world film in stoke mandeville

If you missed the episode, CLICK HERE to watch it on BBC iPlayer. The piece on Horatio's Garden begins at 24 minutes 50 seconds. We hope you enjoyed watching BBC Gardeners' World on Friday 27th September 2019! We were delighted to welcome Joe ...

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women of achievement lunch

Founder and Chair of Trustees, Dr Olivia Chapple, recently attended the Women of Achievement lunch in Scotland, which was held in order to raise funds for Horatio’s Garden.  The event was held at the iconic Archers’ Hall in Edinburgh, where ...

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autumn newsletter 2019

Our Autumn Newsletter has arrived! Simply click the link in the top right-hand corner of this page to read all about what's been happening in Horatio's Garden over the past few months.

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congratulations to our swim serpentine team!

Five fabulous competitors made up #teamhoratiosgarden and took part in the Swim Serpentine fundraising event on Saturday 21st September to raise money for Horatio's Garden. Swim Serpentine is a hugely popular, open water swimming event that is ...

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horatio’s garden oswestry is officially open!

Horatio’s Garden Oswestry was officially opened by Sir Algernon Heber-Percy on Sunday 22nd September in the Midland Centre for Spinal Injury (MCSI) at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH).  It was an enormously happy ...

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gold for stoke mandeville in aylesbury in bloom 2019

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the team at Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville have been awarded GOLD in the Aylesbury in Bloom 2019 Communal Gardens category! The award was presented to Head Gardener Jacqui Martin-Lof by the Mayor of ...

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charity christmas card 2019

The Horatios Garden 2019 Christmas card has arrived!  This year our unique card has been designed exclusively by Salisbury-based artist, Nell Nicholas. Back in the summer, Nell spent a week in Horatio’s Garden Salisbury as one of our artists in ...

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national garden scheme open days

On Sunday 8th September Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville opened on behalf of the National Garden Scheme for the very first time, which coincidentally fell on the same day as the garden’s first birthday!  With the bunting up, the sun shining ...

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a busy week in horatio’s garden oswestry

Aside from BBC Shropshire’s special live broadcast in the garden on Sunday 8th September (which you can read more about by clicking HERE) a lot has been happening in the short time since our garden opened to patients, volunteers and NHS ...

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bbc radio shropshire broadcast live from horatio’s garden

On Sunday 8th September we were joined in our brand new garden by Paul Shuttleworth and Margaret Thrower for a very special live broadcast from Horatio’s Garden Oswestry. The team spent three hours hosting their programme from the comfort of our ...

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Tell Hicks

he went bump in the night – tell’s story

Meet ‘Tell’. Fifty years ago Terrence ‘Tell’ Hicks was hitchhiking around the world – living on a dollar a day – following his passion for herpetology. He was finding reptiles and the like, catching them, sketching them and then ...

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a fantastic day opening for scotland’s garden scheme

On Sunday 1st September we welcomed visitors to Horatio’s Garden Scotland, opening our garden gates in support Scotland’s Garden Scheme.  Remarkably, the sun was shining throughout the afternoon which gave everyone the chance to explore the ...

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patricia samanta is our new salisbury artist in residence

Volunteer and fine artist, Patricia Samanta, is returning to Horatio’s Garden Salisbury as our new artist in residence.  Patricia will be in the garden every Tuesday afternoon between 12-3pm from Tuesday 10th September until the end of October. ...

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the shropshire star feature horatio’s garden oswestry opening

The Shropshire Star have kindly featured Horatio’s Garden Oswestry once again, celebrating the garden’s opening to patients and their loved ones earlier this month.  The newspaper details various elements of the design, giving readers an ...

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the sunday post: ‘doctor horticulture will see you now’

The Sunday Post, a newspaper founded in 1914 and widely circulated in Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of Northern England, recently mentioned Horatio’s Garden in an article delineating the benefits of gardens and gardening to health.  The ...

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jacqui martin-lof thanks national garden scheme openers

Jacqui Martin-Lof, Head Gardener in Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville, recently visited the stunning Malverleys Terrace garden in East Hampshire, which hosted an event to celebrate and thank everyone who opens their garden on behalf of the ...

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horatio’s garden oswestry is open!

Horatio’s Garden Oswestry opened for the very first time this week, with patients, volunteers and NHS staff all making their way to the garden for a celebratory cup of tea and slice of homemade cake.  The afternoon was an immensely happy, ...

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latest news from oswestry

Much has been happening up in Oswestry throughout the past few weeks!  The top priority has been watering this vast space, as those based in the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt National Orthopaedic Hospital have been enjoying the warm weather ...

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an evening at newbury races

Horatio's Garden were delighted to be invited by Newbury Racecourse to raise awareness of the charity and all that we do to support people facing life-changing injuries.  On Thursday 25th July, Trustee Maggie Cameron, Titus Chapple, Charlotte ...

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Salisbury

national garden scheme open days

This September we’ll be opening each Horatio’s Garden in Salisbury, Scotland and Stoke Mandeville in support of the National Garden Scheme.  This is your opportunity to explore these unique, thriving spaces and learn more about how Horatio’s ...

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sue’s volunteering story

This week we've heard from Sue, a volunteer in Horatio's Garden Salisbury, who has been lending the charity her time for many years now. To find out more about why Sue got involved, have a read of her story below. * “After my retirement I wanted ...

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introducing artist in residence, nell nicholas

We’re thrilled to welcome Nell Nicholas to Horatio’s Garden, who will be one of our artists in residence in Salisbury this summer.  She will be in the garden on the following dates:  Friday 19th - 12-5pm  Monday 22nd - 12-5pm    Tuesday ...

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pipers corner school support horatio’s garden

Pipers Corner School, which is based near High Wycombe, have been enormously supportive of Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville throughout the past academic year. From hosting a Fabulous Summer Tea Party to performing for patients in the garden, ...

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welcoming isaac hadfield, our new research intern, to horatio’s garden

We would like to warmly welcome Isaac Hadfield to the Horatio's Garden team, who will be spending the summer with as one of our new Research Interns. Isaac wrote the short piece below by way to introduce himself and to share his reasons for wanting ...

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read the latest from dr olivia chapple in gardeners’ world magazine

As some of you may know, this year Dr Olivia Chapple was invited to be part of a panel contributing to Gardeners’ World Magazine’s ‘Grow Yourself Healthy’ campaign.  Olivia has now contributed to two issues alongside Margaret Kievel and ...

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the simple things magazine features dr olivia chapple

This month The Simple Things magazine have chosen to feature Dr Olivia Chapple in their monthly ‘Excellent Women’ feature.  The article tells the story of charity. It focusses particularly on the wonderful idea Horatio had to create a garden ...

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june’s progress in horatio’s garden oswestry

Head Gardener Imogen Jackson has been incredibly busy in her first month with Horatio’s Garden, not least because progress throughout June at our new Oswestry garden has been rapid!  Gardening and construction have continued to progress at an ...

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Stephen

head gardener stephen hackett’s full article for salisbury life magazine

Our Salisbury Head Gardener, Stephen Hackett, recently wrote a brilliant article for Salisbury Life Magazine which has been featured in their July issue.  The piece, entitled ‘Let It Grow’, features a variety of Salisbury gardeners who all ...

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salisbury life magazine features horatio’s garden

Salisbury Life Magazine have featured Horatio’s Garden throughout their July issue, illustrating the huge variety of opportunities and experiences that come with being involved with the charity.  Our first mention is to celebrate our Salisbury ...

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Martha Solloway

martha solloway will be our new artist in residence in salisbury

We would like to welcome Martha Solloway to Horatio’s Garden, who this summer will be our new Artist in Residence in Salisbury.  Martha has been involved with the charity for a while and passionately supports us in any way she can. In the past ...

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Caroline with Patients

caroline may will be our new artist in residence at stoke mandeville

We are delighted to welcome Caroline May back to Horatio’s Garden, who will this summer be our new Artist in Residence at Stoke Mandeville.  Last year Caroline was our Artist in Residence in Scotland, encouraging patients and visitors to be ...

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introducing our new research intern, ruxandra vasile

We are delighted to introduce Ruxandra Vasile, who has joined the Horatio's Garden team for the Summer as our new Research Intern. Below is a short piece she has written explaining a little more about herself and why she was interested in working ...

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welcoming chelsea lowe to horatio’s garden

We would like to warmly welcome Chelsea Lowe to the Horatio’s Garden team, who has this week begun her 12-month placement in our Scotland garden.  Chelsea will be supporting Head Gardener Sallie Sillars in the garden for two days a week, which ...

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volunteers featured in the salisbury journal

The achievements of the Horatio’s Garden Salisbury volunteer team have been featured this June in the Salisbury Journal.  Following the incredible news that the group had been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the Journal ...

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Tea Party Guests

the tea partying continues!

More photos of all your Fabulous Summer Tea Parties have continued flooding in and we've loved hearing all about them.  The Richards Castle Women's Institute held their tea party in a member's garden, hanging out their beautiful bunting with pride ...

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horatio’s garden oswestry on bbc radio shropshire

On their most recent visit to Horatio’s Garden Oswestry Head Gardener Imogen Jackson, Administration Assistant Brian Kilty, Operations Manager John Grinstead and Marketing Manager Kathryn Furnell were delighted to be joined by Paul Shuttleworth ...

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cecil’s volunteering story

Today we're featuring Cecil, who below tells the story of how he came to volunteer at Horatio's Garden Salisbury. It's a short, but immensely uplifting tale which we hope you enjoy reading. * “For many years I have been a patient ...

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horatio’s garden awarded funding for an exciting new garden venture

This year The Rank Foundation have launched their brilliant enterprise programme ‘Profit for Good’ which is aimed at helping charities to improve their commercial opportunities and we’re thrilled to announce that our brand new project, ...

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Colourful Tea Party

even more fabulous summer tea parties

We've been overwhelmed by how many of you have been involved in our Fabulous Summer Tea Party Week, despite it being in its infancy! The latest stories have come from Christine Biondini, Olivia Hatrick, Jane Beresford and Ann and Clare Mannall, who ...

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head gardener imogen jackson welcomed by the shropshire star

Recently appointed Head Gardener for Horatio's Garden Oswestry, Imogen Jackson, has been warmly welcomed to her new home in Shropshire by the team at the Shropshire Star! The newspaper published an article all about Imogen today, introducing both ...

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Guests at Braxted Tea Party

the latest fabulous summer tea parties

Wednesday and Thursday were busy days for many people up and down the country as more Fabulous Summer Tea Party hosts welcomed their guests for a spot of afternoon tea.  We heard from five of our fantastic hosts, who all had a brilliant time ...

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miranda creswell’s latest artwork for ‘looking out glasgow’

Artist in Residence, Miranda Creswell, has once again been busy for Horatio’s Garden, this year creating a Butterfly Table as part of her ‘Looking Out Glasgow’ project.   Miranda, who works with archaeologists based at Oxford University ...

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lillian’s volunteering story

As part of our continued celebration of Volunteers’ Week we would love to share Lillian’s volunteering story with you.   She currently supports our Scotland Garden, and as you will see below, her experiences in Horatio’s Garden have been ...

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Imogen Jackson

introducing imogen jackson, our new head gardener

We would like to warmly welcome our brand new Oswestry Head Gardener, Imogen Jackson, to Horatio’s Garden!  Imogen will be responsible for nurturing our fourth garden at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries with the help of a brilliant group ...

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our very first fabulous summer tea parties

Yesterday we marked the launch of the Horatio's Garden Fabulous Summer Tea Party week in style with two delightful afternoon teas; one at Longford Castle, and one at Hamptworth Lodge.  Our patron, the Countess of Radnor, generously offered to ...

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volunteers receive the queen’s award for voluntary service

Volunteers at Horatio’s Garden Salisbury, based in the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre of Salisbury District Hospital, were honoured on 2nd June 2019 with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is equivalent to a group MBE and ...

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may progress at oswestry

The May weather has largely been kind to us in Oswestry, meaning the on-site team have been able to continue doing brilliant work in order to have the garden ready for patients and their families later this summer. Since April even more trees have ...

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glasgow city voice choir perform in horatio’s garden

The incredibly talented Glasgow City Voice Choir delighted patients and volunteers on Saturday 18th May with a very special performance the group prepared for Horatio's Garden. With the weather taking a turn for the worse, the performance had to ...

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the duke of buccleuch visits horatio’s garden scotland

On Monday 20th May we were delighted to welcome The Lord High Commissioner, His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch to Horatio's Garden Scotland. Head Gardener Sallie, Volunteer Co-ordinator Yvonne, and a host of patients and volunteers were making the ...

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rhs chelsea flower show 2019

Horatio's Garden have found their way into a few pieces of RHS Chelsea Flower Show press this year! Whilst we have yet to welcome any BBC filmmakers to the stand, our fabulous Scotland garden designer and committed supporter James ...

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horatio’s garden at buckingham palace

Trustee Victoria Holton and volunteer Lesley Walford, both of whom have been involved with the charity since the very beginning, were incredibly honoured this week to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace. The event was held by Her Majesty ...

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summer newsletter 2019

To celebrate the beginning of our week at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show we are today releasing our brand new Summer 2019 Newsletter! Click the PDF button on this page to read all about the first half of our year at Horatio's Garden.

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celebrating the national garden scheme ‘a path to health’ campaign

The National Garden Scheme’s Gardens and Health week is an annual event aiming to raise awareness of the physical and mental health benefits of gardens and gardening throughout the year.  Speaking on behalf of the charity, CEO George Plumptre ...

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welcoming ‘energy’ to horatio’s garden salisbury

Talented sculptor Alexander Macdonald-Buchanan has generously offered to loan his impressive piece ‘Energy’ to Horatio’s Garden Salisbury until October 2019.  Alexander has been interested in ceramics and pottery since his school years, ...

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we’re looking for a regional fundraiser in stoke mandeville

Horatio’s Garden is a national charity that aims to improve the lives of everyone affected by spinal injury through creating and nurturing beautiful gardens. We grow thriving communities to support patients, their families and friends facing long ...

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horatio’s garden receives royal patronage

Horatio’s Garden is delighted to announce the news that Princess Eugenie has become the charity’s Royal Patron. Her Royal Highness will be supporting the charity’s vision of bringing thriving gardens to all the UK’s regional spinal injuries ...

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horatio’s garden salisbury on itv meridian news

ITV’s very own Lauren Hall recently visited Horatio’s Garden Salisbury to film as part of the network’s series ‘Blossoming Britain: How Gardening Helps Us To Grow’.  The news item is part of a wider national initiative, RHS National ...

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fundraising dinner at newbury racecourse

Thank you so much to Charlotte Crawley for organising an evening of wonderful floral fun for over 350 guests at Newbury Racecourse on Friday 26th April.  The idea to host an event in support of Horatio’s Garden came to Charlotte following her ...

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gaze burvill rhs chelsea flower show preview event

Gaze Burvill recently held their annual Chelsea Flower Show Preview Event on Saturday 27th April, helping to raise funds for Horatio’s Garden. The company have supported the charity since the very beginning and now their exceptional outdoor ...

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horatio’s garden easter weekend

Over the course of the April Bank Holiday weekend patients and their loved ones enjoyed the glorious sunny weather across the UK in each of our beautiful gardens.  Thankfully the sun stayed shining throughout the four days, so ...

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dr olivia chapple meets her majesty queen elizabeth II

On Tuesday 2nd April Dr Olivia Chapple attended a reception hosted at Windsor Castle by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to mark the centenary of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).  The evening held in the Grand Reception ...

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garden therapy in stoke mandeville

Some wonderful stories have been shared with us recently from our Stoke Mandeville garden and art therapy groups, and we thought it would be lovely to offer everyone an insight into the wonderful difference Horatio’s Garden makes to patients on a ...

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henlle park golf club donation

We would like to express our immense gratitude to Henlle Park Golf Club, near Oswestry, for supporting Horatio’s Garden as their charity of the year.  Men’s Captain Rob Smith and Women’s Captain Sue Sims recently presented Dr Olivia ...

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horatio’s garden at bass 2019

The British Association of Spine Surgeons recently held their BASS 2019 Conference in Brighton and Horatio’s Garden we’re delighted to be welcomed as the conference’s chosen charity.  Between Wednesday and Friday this week co-founder and ...

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Garden Photography

help us by signing up to give as you live and amazonsmile

To sign-up to Give As You Live, please click HERE. To sign-up to AmazonSmile, please click HERE. Thank you so much to all those using Give as you Live to support Horatio’s Garden!  Give as you Live is an entirely free way to raise money for ...

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toasting an incredible night of fundraising at the wild by tart dinner

Horatio’s Garden is thrilled to announce that the Wild by Tart fundraising dinner, held in London on Wednesday the 27th of March, raised a phenomenal £296,000 for the London Garden capital appeal. The event was attended by 200 of the charity’s ...

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national garden scheme donation announcement

On March 27th the National Garden Scheme excitingly announced at London’s Royal Festival Hall that they are donating £75,000 to Horatio’s Garden London and announced a ten-year commitment to the charity and its projects.  Co-founder and ...

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wild by tart auction announcement

We are thrilled to be able to announce the exciting live and silent auction lots on offer as part of our Wild by TART dinner, which is being held on Wednesday the  27th March. The evening will be attended by 230 influential guests who are ...

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head gardener for Horatio’s garden scotland receives certificate from the earl of wessex

Our very own Sallie Sillars, Head Gardener for Horatio’s Garden Scotland, was present at the High School of Glasgow earlier this month when Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex made a special visit to meet pupils and staff involved in the Duke of ...

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listen to glasgow head gardener sallie sillars on gardeners’ question time

Head Gardener for Horatio's Garden Scotland Sallie Sillars appeared on the much-loved Radio 4 programme Gardeners' Question Time on Friday the 1st of March (repeated on Sunday the 3rd of March). Sallie showed Gardeners' Question Time panellist ...

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february sunshine and progress at oswestry

Last week the unseasonably warm February sunshine cast a beautiful spring glow across the site of Horatio’s Garden Oswestry, which is currently taking shape at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries.  Throughout the month the construction team ...

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CALLING ALL ARTISTS! SUBMIT YOUR WORK FOR THE HORATIO’S GARDEN SECRET ART SALE

We are delighted to announce that we are once again looking forward to holding the Horatio’s Garden Secret Art Sale at our annual Chelsea Drinks Party, after the great success of the inaugural event last year - and we're on the hunt for artists to ...

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let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

We are very excited to see that Spring is now well and truly on the way, with new shoots popping up in all our gardens. However, for those of you who love wintry weather, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some snowy ...

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introducing alex geaney, communications intern at horatio’s garden

We would like to warmly welcome Alex Geaney to the office team here at the Horatio’s Garden. Whilst on her year-long placement as comms intern with us, Alex will be increasingly responsible for the charity’s external communications, which ...

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catch up on the building work at horatio’s garden oswestry

We're delighted to share the news that the building work at Horatio's Garden Oswestry is well under way, with the steel frame of the garden room and the outline of planting beds and pathways starting to take shape. The recent wintery weather has ...

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cheque presentation in oswestry from the shropshire freemasons

Horatio’s Garden Oswestry was a hive of activity recently when Dr Olivia Chapple and celebrated garden designer Bunny Guinness visited the site to receive a cheque from local representatives from the Shropshire Freemasons. The money was raised by ...

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the stoke mandeville garden is now being supported by vale lottery

We are delighted to announce that Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville is being generously supported by the Vale Lottery. The Vale Lottery was set up in 2015 by Aylesbury Vale District Council to support community projects in the area, allowing local ...

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david c. h. austin snr obe vmh, founder of david austin roses ltd, has died peacefully at home

It is with great sadness that the Austin family announces the passing of David C. H. Austin Snr OBE VMH, rosarian and founder of David Austin Roses Ltd. David Snr died peacefully at his home in Shropshire on Tuesday 18th December 2018, surrounded by ...

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horatio’s garden 2018

Click to watch the Horatio's Garden 2018 video.  Thank you for all your support and help throughout 2018. Watch the video HERE    

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progress at oswestry

This week's progress at Horatio's Garden Oswestry. 

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horatio’s garden runner up at social change awards

On the 11th December 2018, Horatio's Garden was so grateful to receive the runner up award for The Everyday Impact - Long Term Enterprises at a wonderful event, hosted by the Directory for Social Change Social Change Awards and held at the House of ...

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salisbury christmas tree

Thank you to Cranborne Garden Centre for suppling Horatio's Garden Salisbury with this gorgeous Christmas Tree. Decorated by volunteers it stands in the garden and can be seen from the Garden Room as well as those outside enjoying the ...

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how to make a home-grown christmas wreath

Nothing says Christmas more than a beautiful festive wreath adorning a front door - but instead of buying a wreath, have you ever considered making one with materials found in your garden? Expert florist and National Garden Scheme Volunteer, Penny ...

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stoke mandeville christmas tree

Thank you to Tom from Forest and Fir for donating the most beautiful Christmas Tree to Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville.  It has been fabulously decorated by our volunteers and takes pride of place in the Garden Room. 

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amazon smile

Support Horatio's Garden by starting your shopping at Amazon Smile.  Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service but it donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of ...

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give as you live

Supporters of Horatio’s Garden can raise free donations simply by shopping online using Give as you Live. Shop at over 4,100 leading online stores including Amazon, eBay, Tesco, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Just Eat and Booking.com, to ...

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nsic christmas fair

Thank you to the team from Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville for running the stall at the NSIC Christmas Fair.  Thank you to everyone who came and supported us. You can still purchase gifts and stocking filler for Christmas online via our shop ...

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read jacksons fencing’s blog about horatio’s garden stoke mandeville

Joe Swift chose the Venetian Hit & Miss fence panels to complement the design of Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville.  You can read their blog HERE . 

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first dig at horatio’s garden oswestry

22/11/2018 On the 22nd November we celebrated a brilliant day at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where the first dig for Horatio's Garden Oswestry took place. We are so very grateful to the League of ...

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kathy hinde art installation coming to horatio’s garden salisbury

https://vimeo.com/246280851 Kathy Hinde will be showing her work in Horatio’s Garden Salisbury. Kathy's work grows from a partnership between nature and technology expressed through audio-visual installations and performances that combine ...

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garden tool donation

Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville has very generously received a donation of some Kent & Stowe tools from Crest Garden Limited.  Thank you very much for your fabulous donation, they'll be a valuable asset to have!   

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horatio’s garden shortlisted for the everyday impact – long term award

Horatio's Garden has been shortlisted for the Everyday Impact - Long Term Award for DSC's 2018 Social Change Awards.  The winner of the award is decided by public vote, so please help us by voting! The closing date is Friday 30th ...

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meet catherine, one of our trustees

Horatio's Garden is run by a board of trustees who give their time voluntarily. Their varying talents and experience help us to meet our charitable goals and objectives, whilst keeping the costs of running the charity to a minimum.  Meet Catherine ...

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thank you cathcart castle ladies

Ladies from Cathcart Castle Golf Club visited Horatio's Garden Glasgow this week to hand over a cheque for £6550 ! This amazing amount was raised over the last year. Horatio's Garden was the charity chosen by Lady Captain, Ann Blackwood. She used ...

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meet bianca, one of our trustees

Horatio's Garden is run by a board of trustees who give their time voluntarily. Their varying talents and experience help us to meet our charitable goals and objectives, whilst keeping the costs of running the charity to a minimum.  Meet Bianca ...

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horatio’s garden on bbc radio 4

On 9th November Dr Olivia Chapple was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. Watch the short film HERE  Find out more about each garden on our website 

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sainsbury’s donations

A huge thank you to Sainsbury's branch in Braehead for supporting our milk, tea, coffee and biscuit supplies for the kitchen pod at Horatio's Garden Scotland. Tea and cake afternoons will be well supported going forward!  To find out more about ...

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meet the designer

Designer of our hugely popular and fast selling 2018 Christmas cards is Martha Solloway.  Get to know Martha and her inspiration for her art below. "I am an artist and illustrator from Dorset and have studied art at both Kingston and Brighton ...

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waitrose aylesbury are supporting horatio’s garden

We need you!  Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville has been chosen as one of the nominees for Waitrose in Aylesbury's Community Matters Scheme.  Simply visit the branch, at the checkout receive your token and choose your cause. The more tokens we ...

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crocus planting to support world polio day

Head Gardener Jacqui and volunteers from Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville helped to support World Polio Day on the 24th October at Stoke Mandeville Stadium by joining with Wheel Power and Rotary GB & Ireland to plant 25,000 crocus corms to make ...

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salisbury volunteer visit to stoke mandeville

On the 18th October the volunteers from Horatio's Garden Salisbury went to visit the newest Horatio's Garden in Stoke Mandeville. 

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2 king’s bench walk events

2KBW’s band, The Bar Mess, will be playing two ‘battle of the bands’ events for charity in November. The first event is at 7:15pm sharp on 7/11/18 at the 100 Club on Oxford Street (tickets £30). The band will be playing classic rock covers. ...

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garden tour at horatio’s garden scotland

Thank you to the group from East Renfrewshire U3A who came for a garden tour on the 25th September.  An amazing £275 was raised throughout the day!  If you are interested in coming for a visit to Horatio's Garden Scotland please email Sallie ...

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edinburgh drinks event

Thank you to everyone who attended the Edinburgh evening drinks event in support of Horatio's Garden Scotland.  It was a wonderful evening with special thanks to James Alexander-Sinclair for his speech. 

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listen to coverage from the opening of horatio’s garden stoke mandeville

https://soundcloud.com/smhr1575/mary-berry-interview  

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horatio’s garden stoke mandeville is open!

On the 9th September 2018, the third Horatio’s Garden was officially opened by guest of honour Mary Berry. “Of course, a garden is never truly finished; it is an ever evolving story which will develop over the years with patients and our ...

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cornerstone volunteers at horatio’s garden scotland

Many thanks to the Cornerstone volunteers for coming and lending a helping hand in Horatio's Garden Scotland on 17th August.    

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cathcart castle ladies golfers visit horatio’s garden scotland

Head Gardener at Horatio's Garden Scotland, Sallie Sillars had a great morning showing Cathcart Castle Ladies Golfers around the garden this morning. We are also their charity of the year and they enjoyed seeing for themselves the garden and ...

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Ben Barrell’s sculptures

Ben Barrell currently has three sculptures that will be exhibited in the garden until October 2018. They consist of 'Swirl', 'Logan' and 'Crescent'.  Find out more about Ben's work and how nature has influenced his sculptures on his website here. 

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Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville is near completion

The garden in Stoke Mandeville is nearing completion. The third Horatio's Garden, this space will serve patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire. 

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Artist Sarah Hough is returning to Horatio’s Garden

Sarah Hough is returning once again to Horatio's Garden Salisbury as our Artist in Residence.  An active member of the School of Landscape Painting and living and working in Devon she draws, paints and often ‘collects’ sound, while doing so ...

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National Garden Scheme Gardens & Health Week

During August 2017, the National Garden Scheme launched their first ever week dedicated to promoting the positive impact gardens can have on health and wellbeing. All of the gardens taking part opened free of charge for a small, private group of ...

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Sweet peas in Scotland

Sweet peas are in full bloom at Horatio's Garden Scotland. Gorgeous scents are filtering through the air in the garden activity area and everything has taken on a beautiful freshness that only gardens can give. A real sensory for delight for all ...

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The Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville stone carving is in place

Latest progress from Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville - the stunning 10-metre long bench has been installed with the beautiful teardrop-shaped stone carving at the end. The magnificent garden room has emerged from the scaffolding, ready for the ...

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National Garden Scheme Family Friendly Gardens

Open throughout the school holidays the National Garden Scheme have over 100 family-friendly gardens for you and your family to explore and enjoy!  From miniature railways and fairy gardens, to farm animals and treasure trails the National Garden ...

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Cleve West visits Salisbury

Cleve West came for a visit around the garden in Salisbury this morning, to enjoy a walk around the planting and a catch up with Head Gardener Stephen Hackett. 

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Designers on site

As we are approaching the end of our final stages of the build at Stoke Mandeville, both designers came to see how progress was going. Joe Swift and Andrew Wells from 3W Architecture were on site all day to keep an eye on the planting and the ...

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The latest from Stoke Mandeville

Pleased to update you all that the tarmac at the top end of the Stoke Mandeville Garden is now finished!  Head Gardener Jacqui and her team are doing a fantastic job keeping all the plants watered and healthy while the building works carry on ...

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A perfect activity for the longest day of the year

Patients were strawberry picking yesterday at Horatio's Garden Scotland, making for a rewarding therapy session. Grown in the garden itself, the strawberries were washed and enjoyed by everyone!  For more information on patient activities in ...

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A busy day for Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Yesterday Dr Olivia Chapple and the Communications team visited Horatio’s Garden Scotland along with James Alexander-Sinclair and Catherine Burns. Head Gardener Sallie Sillars and the volunteers had the garden looking spectacular despite the storm ...

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Sunshine spurring on progress at Stoke Mandeville

This week at Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville progress is being helped along with a little help from the sunshine! Pictures show the garden as well as the progress being made on the Garden Room, the diamond shapes in the roof will all be filled ...

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Joe Swift’s designs are coming to life

This week at Stoke Mandeville a lot of progress has been made. Joe Swift’s designs are leaping ahead, with the garden now looking more like a useable, tranquil space for the patients.  Head gardener Jacqui, who has been overseeing the build has ...

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The Co-op and Co-op members are supporting Horatio’s Garden

Since November Co-op Members have kindly chosen to support Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville, using their 1% from the Co-op Local Community Fund. Just by shopping in your local Co-op you could be helping local causes You can help us raise more ...

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The Stoke Mandeville water chute is in!

Stoke Mandeville is coming along very well this week. First the worms and now the water chute for the water feature has been put in place. The water feature will provide patients and families with somewhere to sit and reflect and the noise of the ...

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National Garden Scheme Gardens and Health week

It is well documented just how much of a positive impact gardens can have on a persons health. The National Garden Scheme launched their first Garden and Health week in August 2017, promoting the positive impact gardens have on heath and ...

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Earthworm arrival at Stoke Mandeville

New residents moved in this weekend at Stoke Mandeville Horatio’s Garden! 4,500 earthworms have been introduced to their new home in the garden, they have been distributed around to keep the soil and plants nice and healthy!

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Four stars for Horatio’s Garden!

Next Horatio’s Garden is thrilled to have been awarded four stars by the Royal Horticultural Society judges for its stand at the Chelsea Flower Show. The charity has a presence at Chelsea thanks to hugely generous sponsorship from ...

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Horatio’s Garden at The Chelsea Flower Show

21/05/2018 The Horatio’s Garden​ stand is all set up at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Do come and say hello to some of the team this week on stand (EA426) enjoy a cup of our new Horatio’s Garden tea! The stand has been designed by James ...

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Glorious gardens open for NGS Festival Weekend

18/05/2018 The National Garden Scheme’s Festival Weekend 2018 will see gardens open for charity in all counties across England and Wales on 2nd and 3rd June – giving everyone access to private gardens in their area during one of the most ...

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This week’s progress at Stoke Mandeville

18/05/2018 The Garden Room is progressing and the plants are settling in, bringing beautiful colour and scent. The coping stones are in place and the uplights on the trees are in. The bird bath is ready for our feathered friends and the painting of ...

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Whats on at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year?

16/05/2018 Find out what’s on at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year via the Town & Country House website here.

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Spire Removals Support

09/05/2018 Spire Removals are generously supporting Horatio’s Garden by providing the transport to the Chelsea Flower Show and back. We are hugely grateful for their generosity and kindness in giving their time and expertise.  

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Volunteer Recipe – Vegan Brownies

08/05/2018 For Cleve West’s visit to Horatio’s Garden Salisbury, a member of the brilliant volunteer team very kindly made vegan chocolate brownies and agreed to let us have the recipe! This month we have Katrina’s delicious vegan brownies. ...

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The Garden Room is going up!

01/05/2018 Today the steels arrived for the fantastic garden room for patients at Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville. Brilliant design credited to Andrew Wells of 3W Architecture. Watch this space for further updates on progress!

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Gardeners’ World filming at Stoke Mandeville

30/04/2018 Last week a team from Horatio’s Garden Salisbury went to the newest Horatio’s Garden, currently being built at Stoke Mandeville. Gardeners’ World were filming with Joe Swift and new Head Gardener, Jacqui Martin-Lof, who made her ...

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Cleve West visits Salisbury

25/04/2018 Cleve West visited Horatio’s Garden Salisbury today to catch up with Head Gardener, Stephen Hackett, Dr Olivia Chapple and the volunteers. He was treated to some lovely homemade chocolate brownies! Cleve visits the garden each season ...

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Planting underway at Stoke Mandeville

25/04/2018 This week new volunteers have joined Joe Swift and head gardener, Jacqui, to start planting at Stoke Mandeville!

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Inter Spinal Unit Games

20/04/2018 Huge congratulations to all 105 participants who competed in the Inter Spinal Unit Games this week at Stoke Mandeville! A special mention to the team from Salisbury who finished the week victorious! To see some of the images from the ...

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Chalke Valley Cycle Ride

19/04/2018 Starting with a warm welcome at Horatio’s Garden, the Chalke Valley cycle ride goes through an area of outstanding natural beauty with options of a 25, 50 or 75 mile route. All abilities welcome, if you don’t want to cycle we need ...

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Volunteers’ Lunch

19/04/2018 Yesterday volunteers from Salisbury met up for lunch in the garden. A time to share experiences and catch up. Long may the sunshine continue!

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Inter Spinal Unit Games

16/04/2018 This week teams from all 14 Spinal Units across the UK will be taking part in the Inter Spinal Unit Games at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. The Games are held annually and 100 patients with 60 support staff will experience first-hand what ...

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Chelsea Drinks Party and Secret Art Sale

13/04/2018 Please join us for the Chelsea Drinks Party on Thursday 24th May from 7pm to 9pm at the National Army Museum. Throughout the evening we will be serving delicious wines and canapés, thanks to our generous sponsors: The Chambers of ...

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Trees arrive at Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville

27/03/2018 Exciting things are happening at Horatio’s Garden at Stoke Mandeville today. The first trees have arrived and are being moved into place and planted under the supervision of Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville designer Joe ...

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BritSpine 2018

19/03/2018 Horatio’s Garden is delighted to have been the charity beneficiary of the BritSpine Conference in Leeds last week. This year’s biennial conference and exhibition took place at the University of Leeds. Horatio’s Garden had a stand ...

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National Garden Scheme

17/03/2018 We are delighted that the National Garden Scheme (NGS) has generously chosen to support Horatio’s Garden Oswestry with a donation of £50,000 to the capital appeal. George Plumptre, CEO of National Garden Scheme, said about funds ...

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The third Horatio’s Garden at Stoke Mandeville is well underway

14/03/2018 Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville is making great progress. At a recent visit, Joe Swift was setting out the flower beds and the Horatio’s Garden team were joined by CED Stone Group. The water feature and curved walls are rapidly ...

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New for 2018 – Volunteer recipes

13/03/2018 The Volunteer Recipe of the Month is a new feature. Each month one of our lovely volunteers will kindly share a favourite recipe. This month we have Sheila’s delicious cheesy biscuits. These biscuits are quick and easy to make and are ...

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Work with Horatio’s Garden: Head Gardener at Stoke Mandeville

Would you like to work with Horatio’s Garden? We are looking to appoint a head gardener for the third Horatio’s Garden at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Horatio’s Garden Stoke ...

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Horatio’s Garden features in The BMJ Medical Journal

Horatio’s Garden has featured on the The British Medical Journal website in an article called ‘Hospital gardens are making a comeback’. The article focuses on the importance of gardens in hospital spaces, the evidence behind it and how hard it ...

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Horatio’s Garden at the BALI Awards

We are delighted to announce that Endrick Landscapes have won a BALI Special Award for Outstanding Charitable Contribution and an award for Hard Landscaping Construction for 2017 for the work they carried out at Horatio’s Garden in ...

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Seriously injured rider Laura Scott features in Horse & Hound

Horse and Hound online have featured Laura Scott, pictured at Horatio’s Garden Summer Drinks Party, on her recovery following a spinal injury and on raising £17,000 for her chosen charities, including Horatio’s Garden.  The article ...

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Downhill Country Fayre raises £3100 for Horatio’s Garden Scotland

A huge thank you to Jay and Carole Crawford of Dowhill Country Fayre and Celia Crawford for organising an afternoon tea in aid of Horatio’s Garden Scotland which raised a fantastic £3100. Celia held a raffle with fabulous prizes including a ...

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Horatio’s Garden features in the Telegraph

An article in the Telegraph covered how 'Horatio's Garden is harnessing plant power with the help of a medical herbalist'.  Catherine Marshall described how her products, made for Horatio's Garden, were “designed with the idea of a therapeutic, ...

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Sir Robert McAlpine support Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville

Sir Robert McAlpine are supporting Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville with the excavation and removal of spoil from the site to make the garden completely accessible and level for patients. The start of excavation was celebrated with a team photo ...

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Luke and Harry complete the Wadi Rum Ultra Marathon!

THEY MADE IT! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO LUKE AND HARRY FOR COMPLETING THE MOST GRUELLING RACE ON EARTH. DESPITE LOSING TOENAILS AND BEING SEVERELY UNWELL THEY MANAGED TO COMPLETE THE 162.5 MILES IN 90 DEGREES CONDITIONS! Please show your respect by ...

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Horatio’s Garden Scotland wins award from BALI

Endrick Landscapes are to receive an award for Horatio's Garden Scotland, from the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) in the Hard Landscaping Construction sector, at the awards ceremony on 1st December. Receiving a BALI ...

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Horatio’s Garden features in Woman’s Weekly Gardening magazine

Horatio's Garden is featured in the October edition of the Woman's Weekly Gardening magazine.  The article covers the garden's conception, progress of the gardens and the recent visit by Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie to Horatio's ...

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Horatio’s Garden featured by the Guardian Online

Horatio's Garden has featured in a Guardian Gallery online which looked into seven healing gardens in hospitals, as chosen by junior doctor Nima Ghadiri. Both Horatio's Gardens in Salisbury and Glasgow were included, offering an insight ...

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Emma Bridgewater Collector’s Day Raffle

Horatio's Garden has been lucky enough to host a stand and give a talk at the coveted collector's days at Emma Bridgewater's home.  Whilst at the collectors day, Horatio's Garden and Emma Bridgewater ran a raffle, giving guests a chance to win ...

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West Country Exhibition

Thank you to all that came out to Cornwall to see the stunning exhibition of paintings   A special thanks to Camilla and all involved in arranging the event. 

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Work experience at Horatio’s Garden

Horatio's Garden was lucky enough to have two excellent pupils join the team for work experience. Tia and Megan worked at the charity's head office and in the Salisbury garden in July. All the team were really impressed with their hard work and are ...

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Building begins at Stoke Mandeville today!

Building began at Stoke Mandeville today to create the third Horatio's Garden. Designer, Joe Swift, dug the first spadeful of earth with Horatio's brother, Titus Chapple. The building will last six months. Once completed it will feature ...

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Princess Eugenie visits Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie visited Horatio’s Garden Scotland on Monday 24th July and met patients, volunteers and the staff at the Scottish National Spinal Unit, which treats all Scottish-based patients with spinal cord injuries and is ...

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Windsor boat ride for patients at Salisbury Spinal Injury Unit

Patients of the Spinal Centre at Salisbury Hospital were treated to a wonderful day out with a huge picnic, and cream teas aboard the Rivertime boat in Windsor. 'Rivertime' is a 42 foot boat and has been purpose-built to enable people with ...

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Newport Dragon’s star makes headlines

Newport Dragon's player Ed Jackson, who was a patient at the spinal unit in Salisbury, has recently featured on the BBC Sport news page, talking about his spinal injury after diving into a shallow end of a swimming pool.  "After hitting ...

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RHS The Garden magazine

Horatio's Garden Salisbury features in the July 2017 RHS The Garden Magazine. 'A place to heal - the inspiring story of Horatio's Garden'. In a beautiful article written by Lia Leendertz with stunning photography by Clive Nichols the essence and ...

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Dr Olivia Chapple to be a keynote speaker

Dr Olivia Chapple, Chair of Trustees, will be a keynote speaker at the Landscape, Gardens and Health Network Conference, presenting ‘Horatio’s Gardens – the benefits of beautiful garden projects in the NHS.’  The conference will ...

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Brewin Dolphin sell plants from Chatsworth for Horatio’s Garden

The Brewin Dolphin garden by Jo Thompson at RHS Chatsworth Show has sold off all the plants in support of Horatio's Garden and raised over £2,000. Jo Thompson's beautiful FreeForm garden won the "People's Choice" at the show. Brewin ...

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Sallie Sillars wins Scotland’s Gardener of the Year

This award has been set up to identify and celebrate the gardening talent up and down the country and amidst keen competition Sallie has reached the shortlist.  We are delighted that Sallie's skills, expertise and hard work as head gardener of ...

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Chelsea party launches Midland Spinal Centre garden

280 guests joined us for an evening of celebration and entertainment at the beautifully refurbished National Army Museum for cocktails and canapés. Trees donated by Hortus Loci for the occasion created a garden in the venue. Horatio’s Garden ...

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Nelsons sponsor Chelsea flower Show

Horatio’s Garden had a very successful Chelsea Flower Show. The stand was visited by many guests including Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice. Baroness Masham, Joanna Lumley, Anneka Rice and Alan Titchmarsh were all impressed with the beauty ...

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Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

Horatio's Garden Scotland has been given a Highly Commended award for 'Best Community-Health Initiative' at the Custodian Awards. The Horticulture Week Custodian Awards celebrate the best of parks and gardens management. They give garden ...

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Artist Miranda Creswell completes her first marathon

Artist in Residence and archaeology artist for Oxford University, Miranda Creswell, ran the Milton Keynes Marathon for Horatio’s Garden on 1 May 2017 completing her first marathon in 4:45hours.  Miranda said “An epic run but still ...

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Michael Bowyer Flower Arranging Day

Guests were treated to a wonderful afternoon of flower arranging demonstrated by the very talented Michael Bowyer MBE at the Guildhall in Salisbury. Michael put together over 10 superb designs to a full crowd and each piece was raffled over ...

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Horatio’s Garden Oswestry video now online

The new fundraising video for Horatio's Garden Oswestry is now live. The video features Bunny Guinness, Olivia Chapple and testimonials from patients at Oswestry and Salisbury. To see the video and find out how to help fundraise click here

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Bede Rauh’s Edinburgh Marathon

A huge good luck and thank you to Bede Rauh who will be running the Edinburgh Marathon on the 27th of May. You can support Bede by sponsoring him here or Just Text Giving - text HOR11 with the amount £1 - £10 to 70070 Thank you Bede and good ...

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Give as you Live

Supporters of Horatio's Garden can raise free donations simply by shopping online using Give as you Live. Shop at over 4,100 leading online stores including Amazon, eBay, Tesco, John Lewis, Sainsbury's, Just ...

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Cleve West Garden Visit

Check out the gallery above to see images from Cleve West's visit to Horatio's Garden Salisbury along with images of new budding flowers taking shape and Cleve meeting with Head Gardener Stephen Hackett. To see more on Cleve's work with Horatio's ...

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2 King’s Bench Walk to Cycle London for Horatio’s Garden

A team of cyclists from the Chambers of William Mousley QC, 2 King's Bench Walk will be cycling in the Prudential Cycle London Ride on July 30th 2017 in support of Horatio's Garden. The ride is another way the Chambers have supported Horatio's ...

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Oswestry Design Consultancy Day

The Horatio's Garden Team visit the Midland Spinal Centre at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry. Bunny Guinness and Olivia Chapple presented the plans to the Executive team, the Nursing staff and current ...

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Beatrice von Tresckow Fashion Show

International Fashion Designer Beatrice von Tresckow will be hosting a fashion show and lunch on Wednesday the 10th of May at the Thornborough Grounds, Buckinghamshire.  Showcasing her new spring/summer 2017 range, Beatrice's work ...

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The English Garden Magazine – 20 Years of Garden Design

Horatio's Garden features in The English Garden magazine's spring issue. Horatio's Garden designer, James Alexander-Sinclair, looks at two decades of innovative design and ground-breaking gardens that he considers most influential, in his article ...

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Points of Light Award

Horatio's Garden has been awarded a Points of Light Award by the Prime Minister.  In a letter to Olivia Chapple Teresa May said “The beautiful gardens you have created are having a positive impact on people being treated for spinal cord ...

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ITV features Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville

ITV has featured the news that the fundraising target for Horatio's Garden, Stoke Mandeville has been reached. Read the whole story here.

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Marie Martin’s Bath Half Marathon

Marie Martin is running the Bath Half Marathon on the 12th of March in support of Horatio's Garden. Marie understands the benefit of Horatio's Garden as her sister Lou has been a patient in both Salisbury and Scotland.Marie said "During her ...

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Salisbury International Arts Festival

We are delighted to announce a partnership with the Salisbury International Arts Festival 2017. This partnership helps bring culture and entertainment to patients in hospitals.Horatio's Garden Salisbury will be hosting a reception for the ...

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Winter Newsletter 2016

Take a look at our new winter newsletter here – if you would like to receive our bi-annual newsletters through the post please register here

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Visit from appeal Patron Gregor Fisher

Gregor Fisher, appeal Patron of Horatio’s Garden Scotland, visited the new Horatio’s Garden at the Scottish National Spinal Unit this week. Gregor, currently starring as an ugly sister in Cinderella at the Kings Theatre in Glasgow, met with ...

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Stoke Mandeville fundraising event at Windmill Hill

In October we held a wonderful event at Windmill Hill on the Waddesdon Estate to raise funds for Horatio’s Garden, Stoke Mandeville. It was the perfect setting for the evening that was generously supported by the Rothschild Foundation. From your ...

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Scotland bulbathon planting

In October a massive amount of bulbs were planted at Horatio's Garden in Scotland - 12,500 in fact! Kind thanks to de Jager for providing the bulbs and also to the team of volunteers and James Alexander-Sinclair for planting them. 

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Bruce Munro’s ‘Reflections’ – an installation in Salisbury

There is a wonderful new addition coming to the Garden Room at Horatio's Garden in Salisbury. We are delighted that British artist Bruce Munro, who is best known for producing large immersive light-based installations, including a ...

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Wedding renewal at the new Horatio’s Garden in Scotland

Following the recent opening of Horatio's Garden in Scotland, one of the patients renewed her wedding vows in a private ceremony with her husband. She chose a small pod because the purple flowers in the courtyard reminded her of her wedding colours ...

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Chalke Valley Cycle ride raises £5000

***STOP PRESS ***The ride was a resounding success with 150 cyclists enjoying a fabulous day in the beautiful rollings hills of the Cranbourne Chase. The feedback was tremendous and over £5500 was raised. Thanks to everyone who participated. The ...

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Write on Kew

Catalina Willis the artist and writer of two Horatio's Garden books will be performing at Write on Kew on Saturday 24th September 1-3pm.Catalina's books can be purchased hereThe 16 year old artist Catalina said "It means a lot to me that the book ...

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National Gardens Scheme

Horatio's Garden Salisbury was opened for the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 11th September 2-5pm. 126 guests visited and listened to a talkabout gardens and well being while sitting in the sun in Horatio's Garden. Guests enjoyed tea and ...

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Simon Gudgeon’s sculptures

Simon Gudgeon’s sculptures are on show in Horatio’s Garden Salisbury. Well-known for his monumental work at ‘Sculpture by the Lakes’ in Dorset, Simon’s work features in important private collections abroad and in the United Kingdom. He has ...

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Summer Newsletter 2016

Take a look at our summer newsletter here - if you would like to receive our bi-annual newsletters through the post please register here

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Salisbury Mayor’s charity

Salisbury’s new mayor Derek Brown has chosen Horatio’s Garden as one of his mayoral charities for his term of office, alongside the Friends’ of Salisbury Cathedral and ABF the Soldiers’ Charity.

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Digibox team

Huge thanks to the Team Digibox who are cycling across Scotland in support of Horatio's Garden Scotland. Lead by NHS project manager for Horatio's Garden Scotland, Graham Forsyth from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. A ...

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National Gardens Scheme

Horatio's Garden has been selected by the National Gardens Scheme to become a beneficiary charity. At a press launch today the charity announced a donation of £130,000 to Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville capital appeal. Dr Olivia Chapple, Chair ...

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Telegraph readers donate £254,464.88

The generous Telegraph readers have donated £254,464.88 to Horatio's Garden during the Christmas 2015 appeal. At a cheque presentation ceremony the charity received a large cheque and had the opportunity to thank everyone who had donated, the ...

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Horatio’s Garden Scotland in the Daily Record

The build begins - wheel barrow fun with Gregor Fisher at Horatio's Garden in Scotland, covered by the Daily Record.

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Gregor Fisher visits Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Front page of the Herald - Gregor Fisher's visit to Horatio's Garden in Scotland as the building starts.

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Meridian ITV

An interview with Olivia, patients and Joe Swift about the benefits of Horatio's Garden and the Stoke Mandeville appeal.

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Hartley Botanic to donate greenhouse

As soon as The Chelsea Flower Show closes its doors to the public on Saturday 28 May, the work of disassembling the beautiful gardens, trade stands and horticultural displays begins.  The Main Avenue Hartley Botanic Show Garden takes more than ...

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NGS to support Horatio’s Garden

The fantastic news that the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) is to support Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville was announced in today's Telegraph.The NGS has an interesting history dating back to the 1850's that has always been closely related to health ...

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David Chapple

Liz Hunt, deputy editor of the Telegraph, interviews David Chapple about the changing demographics of spinal cord injury. "We want to keep active, so are potentially exposed to more risks." Talking about Horatio, David said: "He wanted to be a ...

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Newsletter – Winter 2015

DO read our first newsletter - this will be a bi-annual production and if you would like to receive it by post please contact us here

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Yoga day

A charity yoga day led by Megan Romilly raised £700 thanks to the generosity of the guests. Kindly hosted by Sophie Bainsfair at Chalkways, the day included yoga with Megan, meditation led by Frank Musker and listening to sound therapist, Joanie ...

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Head Gardener for Horatio’s Garden Scotland

We are looking to appoint a head gardener for two days a week for the second Horatio’s Garden at the Scottish National Spinal Injuries Unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. The head gardener will be responsible for the ...

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“A haven for healing”

India Sturgis in the Telegraph meets some of the volunteers in Horatio's Garden.

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Anneka Rice

In the Daily Telegraph, on Saturday 26th December, India Sturgis interviews Anneka Rice about her involvement as an Appeal Patron of Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville. Read the article here.    

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Cleve West in the Telegraph

"I've never experienced such an intense emotional connection to a garden before." Read about Cleve West's experience of designing Horatio's Garden Salisbury and the plans for the charity's next gardens supported by the Telegraph Christmas ...

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Julian Wild sculpture exhibition

Sculptures by Julian Wild are being exhibited in Horatio's Garden Salisbury until March 2016. Julian Wild graduated with a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from Kingston University in 1995. He has held solo exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford, Burghley ...

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Sunday Telegraph Living

Read the Judith Woods interview with executive trustee Victoria Holton and her reasons for supporting Horatio's Garden, in the Sunday Telegraph Living section. "There was no outside space when I was admitted, just a bleak expanse of ground. I'd ...

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Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal 2015

Horatio's Garden was the beneficiary of the Telegraph's Christmas Appeal 2015. Huge thanks to all the wonderful readers and team at the Telegraph who have donated so generously and helped raise an absolutely incredible ...

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Nelsons to sponsor Horatio’s Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show

Nelsons are generously sponsoring Horatio's Garden charity stand at the Chelsea Flower Show 2016. Meet the team and buy beautiful high quality goods to support the charity. Tickets for the show are available from the RHS now.

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Simon Gudgeon

Sculptor Simon Gudgeon and garden designer Monique Gudgeon from Sculpture by the Lakes visited Horatio's Garden Salisbury to plan an exciting sculpture exhibition for next summer. One of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors, Simon Gudgeon, ...

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Malcolm Group to support

Malcolm Group have very generously agreed to remove the spoil from Horatio's Garden Scotland site as a donation to the charity. This fantastic offer will help hugely with the construction costs and we are extremely grateful.

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Patersons Quarries Limited to support

Patersons Quarries Limited have generously offered to donate topsoil to Horatio's Garden Scotland. This is a fantastic offer which will help considerably with the costs of the garden and give the plants a wonderful boost to start growing. Thank you ...

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Glasgow Warriors support Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Glasgow Warriors team visited Horatio's Garden Scotland site to show their support for the project. Former captain All Kellock lead the team who will be helping with fundraising.    

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Remember-Ring

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed so generously to Remember Ring at Salisbury Cathedral's magnificent Magna Flora flower festival. Outside the cathedral opposite the new Bell Tower Tea room there is now a huge community flower ...

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Newton Investment Management Ltd

James Money-Kyrle chose Horatio's Garden to receive a donation from Newton’s charity business. Newton welcomes the opportunity to engage with the sector through its annual charity investment survey. By way of a ‘thank you’ to charities which ...

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2 King’s Bench Walk

We are delighted to announce that 2 King’s Bench Walk, the Chambers of William Mousley QC, is generously supporting Horatio’s Garden, and the development of additional Spinal Unit gardens throughout the UK. 

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Artist Sarah Hough is artist in Residence

Brilliant artist Sarah Hough has been artist in residence this summer in Horatio's Garden. Sarah has designed Horatio's Garden Christmas card for the last two years.Sarah has been painting and talking with patients, staff, volunteers and visitors ...

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Remembering Horatio

The Saturday Telegraph Weekend published a beautiful article about Horatio and his life and legacy. The photo of Horatio was the front page of the Weekend section on 13th June. Read the article by Anna Tyzack here  

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Horatio’s Garden to open new Garden Room

The Editor of Salisbury Journal, Bill Browne, visited Horatio's Garden and wrote about the new garden room for patients and the upcoming Food and Plant Fair. See the article here

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‘H for Horatio’s Garden’ by Catalina Willis

Catalina Willis a young artist has written a stunning book for Horatio's Garden. Called H for Horatio's Garden the book is a whimsical romp around the 27 letters of the English alphabet, through Catalina's eyes. It is beautifully illustrated, ...

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Emma Bridgewater visits Horatio’s Garden

Emma Bridgewater came for tea in Horatio's Garden. What a pleasure to serve Emma tea from her beautiful teapot and mugs which have become such an iconic part of life in Horatio's Garden.Emma was in Salisbury to talk at the Salisbury International ...

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Chelsea Flower Show

Horatio's Garden trustees were honoured and delighted to receive a from Prince Harry at the Chelsea Flower Show. Prince Harry talked to trustees Olivia Chapple and Victoria Holton about the work of the charity and the plans for the next Horatio's ...

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Stoke Mandeville

Joe Swift has been announced as the next Horatio's Garden designer. Horatio's Garden is delighted that Joe has accepted to design Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville.The designs will include a large garden adjacent to the wards, a children's garden ...

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Great British Sewing Bee finalist helping Horatio’s Garden

A finalist in the BBC's Garden British Sewing Bee, Lieutenant Colonel Neil Stace, is lending his skills to Salisbury Hospital Spinal Centre's Horatio's Garden in preparation for its annual Food and Plant Fair. Neil visited Horatio's Garden and ...

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Triple winners at the SGD awards

Cleve West won three awards for his design of Horatio's Garden in Salisbury at the Society of Garden Designers Awards - the Oscars of garden design! He first collected the Public or Commercial Outdoor Space Award, followed by the People's Choice ...

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Visit the Horatio’s Garden shop to find the perfect presents!

We've added some fabulous new products to the Horatio's Garden shop. From seasonal, Christmassy items to great products that will be useful all year round, we hope you'll find the perfect presents for your friends and family, as well as something ...

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The Chalke Valley Cycle Ride

One hundred and seventy six cyclists set out on Sunday under clear blue skies with high spirits. They took part in the Chalke Valley Cycle Ride to raise funds for Horatio’s Garden.The ride started in Horatio’s Garden and was opened by Claire ...

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Rebecca Newnham’s Sculptures

There will be a private view of Rebecca Newnham's sculptures on Saturday 18th October 10am - 12noon.Come and meet Rebecca and see her stunning works in Horatio's Garden.Free entry, tea and coffee available.

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In Memory of Carol Whitaker

Horatio's Garden was honoured to receive a cheque from the family of Carol Whitaker. Carol was a patient in the spinal unit and loved to be in Horatio's Garden - we have so many happy memories of sharing times in the garden with Carol.  

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Gardeners’ World

Horatio's Garden featured on BBC2's Gardeners' World programme, introduced by Monty Don. Catch the wonderful piece on iplayer:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04gv7tb 

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Horatio’s Garden Christmas cards 2014

The 2014 Christmas cards are now available to order from the Horatio's Garden online shop. The festive design features hellebores that are also known as Christmas roses.Dorset artist Sarah Hough designed the cards for Horatio's Garden. They are ...

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BBC Gardeners’ World films in Horatio’s Garden

What a huge honour to be filmed for Gardeners' World. The brilliant BBC team spent the whole day in Horatio's Garden talking with patients, Cleve West and volunteers. They filmed the planting, design and also patients and staff doing garden therapy ...

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Short Listed for Society of Garden Designers’ Awards

Horatio's Garden is honoured to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Society of Garden Designer' Awards 2014 . Many congratulations to Cleve West for his incredible designing skill. We join a shortlist of 30 in the main award ...

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Early Early Christmas Fair

Horatio's Garden will have a stall at the ABF's Early Early Christmas Fair at the Polo Ground, Tedworth Park, Tidworth, Wiltshire SP9 7AH100 carefully selected stalls offering a fantastic variety of well priced gift ideas, often not found on the ...

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Savernake Teenagers raise £4000

Savernake Teenagers raised £4000.00 for Horatio's Garden from a disco at Christmas and a tennis tournament in May. We are so grateful to the whole team - thank you for all the hard work and ...

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ITV’s All Star Mr and Mrs

Huge thanks go to Gregor Fisher and his wife Vicki for nominating Horatio's Garden to be the beneficiary of their runner up prize for ITV's All Star Mr and Mrs. Gregor and Vicki have donated the prize towards Horatio's Garden Scotland  

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A weekend of celebration in Horatio’s Garden

Horatio’s Garden’s summer weekend of celebration proved to be a great success with well over one and a half thousand visitors in attendance.The celebrations began on Friday evening with a summer drinks party in Horatio’s Garden. With laid-back ...

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James Alexander-Sinclair to design new Horatio’s Garden

James Alexander–Sinclair will be the designer for the proposed new Horatio's Garden at the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.James is a vastly experienced garden designer, journalist and ...

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Lucy Bentley starts as artist in residence

Artist Lucy Bentley has started her residency in Horatio's Garden. Lucy will be painting in the garden on Friday and Sunday afternoons

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Eton College Flower Festival

Eton College recently celebrated the rennovation of the College Chapel with a Flower Festival. Each house celebrated an old Etonian, and Cotton Hall's Flower design was in memory of Horatio Chapple, and recognised the work of Horatio's Garden. The ...

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Interwoven Lives – a Passion for Discovery

Eton College Chapel Flower Festival. Open to the public Saturday May 17th 2-4pm. Free entry.Horatio's Garden was honoured to be part of a celebration of Cotton Hall House. Chosen by the boys, the floral design celebrates two Old Etonians from the ...

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to open the Food and Plant fair

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will be opening this year’s Food and Plant Fair in Horatio’s Garden on Sunday 29th June. The fair will have around fifty stalls showcasing some of the best producers from the local area.Visitors will be able to choose ...

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Chalke Valley Cycle Ride

Please join us on Sunday 21st September for a day’s bike ride in the stunning Wiltshire countryside. With options of 50 miles, 25 miles or 1 mile this could be the perfect summer fitness goal!   

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Head Gardener Tina wins award for Horatio’s Garden

Head gardener, Tina Crossley, has won second place in the Wiltshire Life Gardener of the Year awards for her work in Horatio's Garden. The awards ceremony took place on Friday 14th March at the Marlborough Town Hall and celebrated excellence and ...

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Christmas party

Singer song writer Hannah Robinson entertained patients, friends, relatives, staff and volunteers for Horatio's Garden Christmas party. Unusual winter sunshine graced the afternoon which enabled patients in beds to get into the garden. Mince pies ...

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BALI National Landscape Award double winners!

Wycliffe Landscape – who built Horatio's Garden – have won 2 BALI awards for Horatio's Garden – in the Community and Schools Development category and also a new category of Outstanding Charitable Contribution.  Thanks to BALI who hosted a ...

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Lantern Procession

Scouts and patients paraded their beautiful hand made lanterns around Horatio's Garden under a starry beautiful sky. Live music by Twist from Salisbury Arts Centre provided entertainment, while plenty of hot chocolate and mince pies kept everyone ...

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David Gregg’s Atlantic Crossing

Huge Congratulations to Trustee David Gregg and the crew of yacht Alcedo! In a torrential squall, Alcedo swept across the finish line off St Lucia at 0612 on 12th December 2013. Their overall time for the Atlantic crossing was 17 days, 20 hours and ...

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Successful ‘View from the Garden’ project completed

Throughout September Horatio’s Garden has been host to an artist and archaeologist team who have been working with the patients of the spinal centre. This is thought to be the first project of its kind in a hospital setting. Artist Miranda ...

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Horatio’s Garden 2013 Christmas cards on sale

The planting in Horatio’s Garden has provided the inspiration for this year’s Christmas cards. Dorset artist, Sarah Hough, drew the allium heads after visiting the garden. Sarah took a stall at the Food and Plant Fair in June and was inspired by ...

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Cleve West visits

Cleve West spent the day planning planting and development of Horatio's Garden with Tina our head gardener. During the visit Cleve noticed a Hummingbird Moth enjoying the lavender.

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Midsummer fundraising weekend

A midsummer weekend of fundraising took place in Horatio’s Garden in aid of the charity and proved a tremendous success. Activities started with a drinks party in the garden on Saturday evening. With musical entertainment from members of the ...

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Jazz at the castle

The excellent Cheam School Jazz Band provided the entertainment on a sunny June evening at Longford Castle. Guests were greeted with champagne and canapés in the Great Hall. They toured the gardens before enjoying a picnic and the music. The ...

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New Horatio’s Garden products

Coming soon - Horatio's Garden has extended its product range to include these great 100% cotton aprons and tea towels. We've designed some plant labels made from pale birch wood and jute bags that are available in two sizes. You'll be able to buy ...

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Eva Loeffler visits Horatio’s Garden

In April, Eva Loeffler visited Horatio's Garden. Eva's father, Ludwig Guttmann, established the first specialist centre for treating spinal injuries - Stoke Mandeville - in 1943. She commented: "My father Ludwig Guttmann used sport as a way of ...

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