Fundraising Events

June 26 2022


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Horatio’s Garden Midlands will be opening on Sunday 26th June 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 2019, 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 Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7AG. 

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, with all refreshments in aid of Horatio’s Garden. 


About Horatio’s Garden Midlands 

Designed by award-winning landscape designer, Bunny Guinness, Horatio’s Garden Midlands opened in 2019. 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. 

Bunny Guinness in Horatio's Garden Midlands

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 designed by Andrew Wells, whilst the extraordinary ceiling was painted by artist Martin Rodgers, as well as a stunning Griffin Glasshouse. Both enable people to spend time amidst nature all year-round and are a real sight to behold. 

Featuring intriguing, vibrant planting to stimulate all the senses and attract wildlife, the garden is full to the brim with plants, flowers, fruits, vegetables and an impressive collection of Osmanthus trees. A serpentine rill fills the garden with the tranquil sound of running water, with a woodland pathway lined with trees gently curving its way behind it. A stunning magnolia tree, planted by Dame Agnes Hunt, whom the hospital is named after, is nestled amongst the seasonal planting. 

Alex Law

The garden is an ever-evolving, thriving project and during the Open Day you will have the opportunity to meet both the Head Gardener, Alex Law, as well as our brilliant 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 Midlands story. 

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