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August 21 2022

HORATIO’S GARDEN LONDON & SOUTH EAST NATIONAL GARDEN SCHEME OPEN DAY

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Horatio’s Garden London & South East will be opening on Sunday 21st August from 2pm – 5pm! This will be the first time the garden has been open to visitors in support of the National Garden Scheme since it opened in 2020, therefore we truly cannot wait to welcome you. 
 

Ticket Information 

To book your tickets, please click here 

Admission costs £5 per adult, whilst children are welcome for free 

To ensure the safety of both patients and NHS staff, pre-booking is essential 

Please remember to bring your ticket with you 

The garden is located at the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP. 

It has been designed specifically for patients in wheelchairs and hospital beds, therefore it is fully accessible, with the horticultural haven offering something for everyone. 

There will homemade tea and cake available in the stunning garden room too (vegan and gluten free options provided), with all refreshments in aid of Horatio’s Garden. 

 

About Horatio’s Garden London & South East 

Designed by eight-time RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner, Tom Stuart-Smith, Horatio’s Garden London & South East opened in 2020. The garden was part funded by the National Garden Scheme and was thoughtfully created to support people as they physically and mentally adjust to living with a life-changing spinal cord injury. Everything is of a high quality and the garden is designed to be a home away from home for people facing a long hospital stay far from their loved ones.

 

The garden is cleverly designed to bring the sights, sounds and scents of nature to the heart of the hospital and is there for patients, their loved ones and NHS staff to enjoy whenever they like. As such, the haven features a contemporary garden room and garden pods designed by Stephen Marshall, as well as a charming original glasshouse. Both enable people to spend time amidst nature all year-round and are a real sight to behold. 

Featuring smooth paths throughout, the design includes a social space, private areas for people to seek solitude with their loved ones, the calming sound of flowing water and a wealth of colourful, wildlife-friendly planting. Everything has been carefully chosen to offer year-round interest, whilst animals are also encouraged with bird and butterfly boxes. The sanctuary is also home to some rare treats, including Albizzia julibrissin (the Persian silk tree), Acacia boormanii (Australian snowy river wattle) and Tetrapanax papyrifer (the rice paper plant) amongst a host of unusual shrubs and herbaceous perennials.

Horatio's Garden London & South East 

The garden is an ever-evolving, thriving project and during the Open Day you will have the opportunity to meet both the Head Gardener, Ashley Edwards, as well as our wonderful volunteer team who help to nurture the garden and support people using the sanctuary. Everyone will be waiting to warmly welcome you and will only be too happy to share more of the Horatio’s Garden London & South East story. 

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