In light of the unprecedented, challenging times facing the UK as a result of the Coronavirus, the National Garden Scheme have made the decision to close all their gardens for the foreseeable future.

Therefore, Slade will no longer be holding its National Garden Scheme open days this April. If you were hoping to visit, please consider making a donation to the National Garden Scheme instead to help them continue to raise vital funds for projects like ours.


Rosamund Davies, who is both a trustee of the National Garden Scheme and a supporter of Horatio’s Garden Cardiff, would have been opening her fabulous garden on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April. To discover more, please read the event description below.

Event Description

Rosamund’s garden is an unexpected jewel next to the sea, with beautiful views overlooking the Bristol channel. Her garden perfectly combines both the formal and informal. Whilst the front of the house features a rose and clematis pergola, herbaceous borders and terraced lawns, these give way to great sweeps of grass enlivened by carpets of bluebells and spring bulbs. The valley her garden tumbles down is protected by a belt of woodland, lending incredible structure to this very special place. 

Horatio’s Garden is a key beneficiary of the National Garden Scheme, therefore by simply opening her garden Rosamund will be supporting two causes which are close to her heart.  

Now that the capital appeal for Horatio’s Garden Cardiff has begun, the National Garden Scheme are expected to soon be committing funding to our sixth project, which is due to open at University Hospital, Llandough in summer 2021. This is because in March 2019, the organisation pledged to support Horatio’s Garden in their vision to have a thriving garden in all 11 NHS spinal injury centres across the UK.  In addition, the National Garden Scheme have also donated £255,000 to help us to create and care for the beautiful gardens we have already opened. 

We are enormously grateful to Rosamund and to everyone who opens their garden in support of the Scheme. 

CLICK HERE to find out more.

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