Congratulations to Head Gardener of Horatio’s Garden Oswestry, Imogen Jackson, who decided to go that extra mile (or miles as the case may be!) by walking John Muir Way in support of Horatio’s Garden this March!

Over 10 days Imogen, her husband Allan (who is also a volunteer in Horatio’s Garden Oswestry) and their endlessly enthusiastic dog, Toby, walked an incredible 134 miles to complete the challenge and saw many picturesque scenes whilst on their journey through the heart of Scotland’s landscapes, history and heritage. They camped along the coast to coast route each day, beginning in the west at Helensburgh and ending in the east at Dunbar, which is the birthplace of John Muir.

John Muir was a Scottish born explorer, adventurer and environmentalist who recognised the value of nature and the interconectedness of all things many years ago. He worked tirelessly to save and protect wild places, even becoming known as ‘the father of national parks’ in America as he was instrumental in advising President Roosevelt to save Yosemite Valley.

As a result of her challenge, Imogen has raised a brilliant total of over £1,000 for the charity, which will help us continue to bring kindness and tranquillity to everyone affected by spinal injury. If you would like to donate in celebration of her completing her inspirational journey, simply click the link below.


We’re absolutely thrilled for Imogen, Allan and Toby and hope that they’re resting well after their truly epic adventure!