This week we’ve been lucky enough to feature in three publications, with each highlighting a different aspect of our work.
We were enormously excited to learn that the opening of our fifth project, Horatio’s Garden London & South East, has been included in this month’s issue of Which? Gardening magazine.
The short piece appears in the early pages of the periodical, detailing some of the lesser-known facts about the project, as well as introducing the charity to readers. As the article states, 10,000 plants were indeed planted by our incredible volunteers, making it a lockdown feat worth mentioning!
Similarly, this week also saw the arrival of the latest issue of Penarth View, the Welsh town’s independent print magazine and digital platform responsible for showcasing, promoting and inspiring Penarth’s people, places and businesses.
The editors kindly included our new project, Horatio’s Garden Wales, within the Community Stories pages, helping to raise vital awareness of our sixth garden. Beginning the piece with a stunning visual by the garden’s designer, Sarah Price, the paragraphs below offer local people an insight into the charity’s plans to soon begin planting hope at the Welsh Spinal Cord Injury Centre. The article also offers readers a potted history of the charity’s achievements to date, encouraging everyone to give whatever they can to support people with spinal injuries in Wales.
We also enjoyed what may be the first of many forays into the continental press, with German magazine TASPO GARTEN DESIGN interviewing our Founder & Chair of Trustees, Dr Olivia Chapple. Whilst only subscribers are able to read the full article online, the piece thoughtfully introduces Horatio’s Garden to a brand new audience.
Importantly, whilst both Olivia and the article acknowledge that simply creating and building each project is most certainly an achievement in itself, the value of Horatio’s Garden goes far beyond that. The charity is well-placed to be at the heart of working with decision makers and stakeholders and in time we hope to not only support people in all 11 NHS regional spinal injury centres, but also ensure that gardens are built as part of all hospitals and long-term care facilities in future.
We are delighted to have been featured in so many printed pages this week and hope everyone who encounters us appreciates learning a little more about what we do and why we do it.