Journalist Annabelle Padwick has kindly featured us in her recent article for Kitchen Garden Magazine celebrating every garden’s beneficial effects on our mental and physical wellbeing.
The feature was highlighting a few of the many charities that are all doing fantastic work in harnessing the therapeutic power of gardens and gardening, including our own.
Alongside Horatio’s Garden, the piece featured Thrive, Lindengate, Life at No. 27 and military rehabilitation charity, Highground. Each charity was introduced to the reader across a few colourful pages, which in themselves were enough to brighten even the dullest September day!
Importantly, the feature made a point of illustrating how each charity gives support to those in need and offers vital help to people trying to rebuild their lives. The piece emphasised all that Horatio’s Garden do in order to help people throughout their long stays in hospital, particularly focussing on how important the therapeutic events and activities organised by the charity are to improving people’s psychological outcomes.
Moreover, Annabelle generously illustrated that we, like many other charities, need public support more than ever currently to continue being able to provide people with beautiful places offering the promise of hope, change and growth.
We are enormously pleased to have been included in this positive piece and hope it inspires everyone to spend a little time amongst nature this autumn.