Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville will be opening on Saturday 14th May from 2pm – 5pm! This will be the first time the garden has been open to visitors in support of the National Garden Scheme since 2019, therefore we truly cannot wait to welcome you.
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
Tickets are limited and are available for the following timeslots: 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Please remember to bring your ticket with you
The garden is located at the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC), Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8AL.
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 Stoke Mandeville
Designed by RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner, Joe Swift, Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville opened in 2018. 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 designed by Andrew Wells and a stunning Griffin Glasshouse, enabling people to spend time amidst nature all year-round.
Featuring a wildflower meadow, central water feature, bird baths, feeders, a wonderful collection of trees and an array of fragrant, pollen and nectar rich plants, this is a wonderful garden boasting lots of wildlife and offering a great deal of interest. There’s always something to see, smell and touch, especially in the spring and summer.
The garden is an ever-evolving, thriving project and during the Open Day you will have the opportunity to meet both the Head Gardener, Amy Moffett, as well as our fantastic 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 Stoke Mandeville story.