Horatio’s Garden London & South East will be opening in support of the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 12th September from 2pm – 5pm.
As the garden is situated within a hospital, this will be a ticketed event with timed entry, with a maximum of 30 people entering hourly at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
Pre-booking is therefore essential, so to secure your tickets please click here, or simply click the ‘Buy Tickets’ button at the top of this page.
Admission costs £5 per adult, whilst children are welcome in the garden for free.
Every ticket sold goes directly towards supporting the incredible work of the National Garden Scheme.
With the sanctuary being completed in the midst of the pandemic, opening to patients and their loved ones only in September 2020, you’ll be among just a handful of people to visit this stunning garden and the first to see it in support of the National Garden Scheme.
Acclaimed garden designer and eight-time RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner, Tom Stuart-Smith, created the haven, thoughtfully combining subtle accessibility with his own signature style. Two gardens were designed to wrap around the wards, one more gregarious to encourage people to have fun and spend time together, the other calmer to give people a place to quietly sit, relax and reflect.
Gorgeous, diaphanous planting features throughout, with many intriguing and rare plants thriving in the beds throughout the garden. Everything has been carefully selected to provide colour and interest all year round, whilst also encouraging wildlife. Additionally, the oasis includes a vibrant garden room and multiple garden pods, all designed by architect Stephen Marshall, a fantastically full greenhouse, a water feature, horticultural therapy area and much more.
Head Gardener, Ashley Edwards, will be offering guided tours of the garden during the afternoon and will willingly answer any of your questions. There will also be a team of fantastic volunteers in attendance, all of whom are looking forward to chatting with visitors and serving some delicious teas, along with delightful homemade cakes (vegan and gluten free options will be available). All the money raised from the sale of refreshments will help to support the charity.
It will be a pleasure to see you in Horatio’s Garden London & South East this September!