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Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville is open!

Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville is open!

On the 9th September 2018, the third Horatio’s Garden was officially opened by guest of honour Mary Berry. “Of course, a garden is never truly finished; it is an ever evolving story which will develop over the years with patients and our volunteers” - Garden designer Joe Swift. Going forward, Head Gardener Jacqui and her team of amazing volunteers will now be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the garden for patients at the spinal centre in Stoke Mandeville. Huge thank you to all the businesses, Trusts and Foundation and ...

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Listen to coverage from the opening of Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville

Listen to coverage from the opening of Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville

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Donation from the Hospital Saturday Fund

Donation from the Hospital Saturday Fund

Huge thanks to the Hospital Saturday Fund who have kindly donated £2,000 towards Horatio's Garden Oswestry. Their donation will help to bring Horatio's Garden to all the patients at the Midlands Centre for Spinal ...

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Cornerstone Volunteers at Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Cornerstone Volunteers at Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Many thanks to the Cornerstone volunteers for coming and lending a helping hand in Horatio's Garden Scotland on 17th August.    

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Cathcart Castle Ladies Golfers visit Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Cathcart Castle Ladies Golfers visit Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Head Gardener at Horatio's Garden Scotland, Sallie Sillars had a great morning showing Cathcart Castle Ladies Golfers around the garden this morning. We are also their charity of the year and they enjoyed seeing for themselves the garden and ...

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Ben Barrell’s sculptures

Ben Barrell’s sculptures

Ben Barrell currently has three sculptures that will be exhibited in the garden until October 2018. They consist of 'Swirl', 'Logan' and 'Crescent'.  Find out more about Ben's work and how nature has influenced his sculptures on his website here. 

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Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville is near completion

Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville is near completion

The garden in Stoke Mandeville is nearing completion. The third Horatio's Garden, this space will serve patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire. 

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Chalke Valley Cycle in Salisbury Journal

Chalke Valley Cycle in Salisbury Journal

The Horatio's Garden Chalke Valley Cycle Ride featured in this weeks Salisbury Journal.  If you are interested in joining in on this fantastic local event please go to our events page.

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Artist Sarah Hough is returning to Horatio’s Garden

Artist Sarah Hough is returning to Horatio’s Garden

Sarah Hough is returning once again to Horatio's Garden Salisbury as our Artist in Residence.  An active member of the School of Landscape Painting and living and working in Devon she draws, paints and often ‘collects’ sound, while doing so ...

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National Garden Scheme Gardens & Health Week

National Garden Scheme Gardens & Health Week

During August 2017, the National Garden Scheme launched their first ever week dedicated to promoting the positive impact gardens can have on health and wellbeing. All of the gardens taking part opened free of charge for a small, private group of ...

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Sweet peas in Scotland

Sweet peas in Scotland

Sweet peas are in full bloom at Horatio's Garden Scotland. Gorgeous scents are filtering through the air in the garden activity area and everything has taken on a beautiful freshness that only gardens can give. A real sensory for delight for all ...

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The Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville stone carving is in place

The Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville stone carving is in place

Latest progress from Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville - the stunning 10-metre long bench has been installed with the beautiful teardrop-shaped stone carving at the end. The magnificent garden room has emerged from the scaffolding, ready for the ...

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National Garden Scheme Family Friendly Gardens

National Garden Scheme Family Friendly Gardens

Open throughout the school holidays the National Garden Scheme have over 100 family-friendly gardens for you and your family to explore and enjoy!  From miniature railways and fairy gardens, to farm animals and treasure trails the National Garden ...

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Cleve West visits Salisbury

Cleve West visits Salisbury

Cleve West came for a visit around the garden in Salisbury this morning, to enjoy a walk around the planting and a catch up with Head Gardener Stephen Hackett. 

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Designers on site

Designers on site

As we are approaching the end of our final stages of the build at Stoke Mandeville, both designers came to see how progress was going. Joe Swift and Andrew Wells from 3W Architecture were on site all day to keep an eye on the planting and the ...

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Horatio’s Garden London to feature in Gardens Illustrated

Horatio’s Garden London to feature in Gardens Illustrated

Horatio's Garden will feature in the July issue of Gardens Illustrated in the Design update section, Keep an eye out for the feature and we will also be posting the full article on the website once published.   

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Horatio’s Garden in Rathbones review

Horatio’s Garden in Rathbones review

Rathbones very kindly sponsors Horatio's Garden and they have written a fantastic piece about the gardens in their Summer 2018 magazine.     

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Wooley and Wallis Sale news

Wooley and Wallis Sale news

Sponsors of Ben Barrell's sculptures, Wooley and Wallis have written an article about Horatio's Garden in their Spring/Summer Sale news     

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The latest from Stoke Mandeville

The latest from Stoke Mandeville

Pleased to update you all that the tarmac at the top end of the Stoke Mandeville Garden is now finished!  Head Gardener Jacqui and her team are doing a fantastic job keeping all the plants watered and healthy while the building works carry on ...

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A perfect activity for the longest day of the year

A perfect activity for the longest day of the year

Patients were strawberry picking yesterday at Horatio's Garden Scotland, making for a rewarding therapy session. Grown in the garden itself, the strawberries were washed and enjoyed by everyone!  For more information on patient activities in ...

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A busy day for Horatio’s Garden Scotland

A busy day for Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Yesterday Dr Olivia Chapple and the Communications team visited Horatio’s Garden Scotland along with James Alexander-Sinclair and Catherine Burns. Head Gardener Sallie Sillars and the volunteers had the garden looking spectacular despite the storm ...

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Horatio’s Garden report following the Summer Weekend

Horatio’s Garden report following the Summer Weekend

Following the success of the Summer Weekend, Horatio's Garden featured in local paper the Salisbury Journal.

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Horatio’s Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show

Horatio’s Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show

Horatio's Garden once again featured in the Salisbury Journal following a visit from Anneka Rice who tasted the new Horatio's Garden tea and the success of the stand at the Chelsea Flower Show where the stand was awarded 4 stars by the Royal ...

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Horatio’s Garden features in the Salisbury Journal

Horatio’s Garden features in the Salisbury Journal

Near the end of May, Horatio's Garden featured in the local newspaper, the Salisbury Journal. Olivia Chapple had an interview with Katy Griffin about gardens and their benefit on health and wellbeing.     

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Sunshine spurring on progress at Stoke Mandeville

Sunshine spurring on progress at Stoke Mandeville

This week at Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville progress is being helped along with a little help from the sunshine! Pictures show the garden as well as the progress being made on the Garden Room, the diamond shapes in the roof will all be filled ...

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Joe Swift’s designs are coming to life

Joe Swift’s designs are coming to life

This week at Stoke Mandeville a lot of progress has been made. Joe Swift’s designs are leaping ahead, with the garden now looking more like a useable, tranquil space for the patients.  Head gardener Jacqui, who has been overseeing the build has ...

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The Co-op and Co-op members are supporting Horatio’s Garden

The Co-op and Co-op members are supporting Horatio’s Garden

Since November Co-op Members have kindly chosen to support Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville, using their 1% from the Co-op Local Community Fund. Just by shopping in your local Co-op you could be helping local causes You can help us raise more ...

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The Stoke Mandeville water chute is in!

The Stoke Mandeville water chute is in!

Stoke Mandeville is coming along very well this week. First the worms and now the water chute for the water feature has been put in place. The water feature will provide patients and families with somewhere to sit and reflect and the noise of the ...

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National Garden Scheme Gardens and Health week

National Garden Scheme Gardens and Health week

It is well documented just how much of a positive impact gardens can have on a persons health. The National Garden Scheme launched their first Garden and Health week in August 2017, promoting the positive impact gardens have on heath and ...

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Earthworm arrival at Stoke Mandeville

Earthworm arrival at Stoke Mandeville

New residents moved in this weekend at Stoke Mandeville Horatio’s Garden! 4,500 earthworms have been introduced to their new home in the garden, they have been distributed around to keep the soil and plants nice and healthy!

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Horatio’s Garden features in the Scottish Field Magazine

Horatio’s Garden features in the Scottish Field Magazine

Horatio’s Garden Scotland featured recently in the Scottish Field magazine. You can read the article in the pictures above, featuring interviews with Olivia Chapple and Head Gardener Sallie Sillars.

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Horatio’s Garden in Salisbury continues to ‘thrive’

Horatio’s Garden in Salisbury continues to ‘thrive’

Horatio’s Garden has featured on the Salisbury Journal website. The article contains an interview with Olivia Chapple about the gardens and an update on future plans for the charity. Please read the full article here.  

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Horatio’s Garden features in the Denbighshire Press

Horatio’s Garden features in the Denbighshire Press

Horatio’s Garden has featured on the Denbighshire Free Press website in an article advertising a National Garden Scheme open day in Dolhyfryd, who are very kindly supporting Horatio’s Garden. To read the article in click here

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Horatio’s Garden features in The BMJ Medical Journal

Horatio’s Garden features in The BMJ Medical Journal

18/12/2017 Horatio’s Garden has featured on  The British Medical Journal website in an article called ‘Hospital gardens are making a comeback’. The article focuses on the importance of gardens in hospital spaces, the evidence behind it and ...

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Four stars for Horatio’s Garden!

Four stars for Horatio’s Garden!

Next Horatio’s Garden is thrilled to have been awarded four stars by the Royal Horticultural Society judges for its stand at the Chelsea Flower Show. The charity has a presence at Chelsea thanks to hugely generous sponsorship from ...

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Horatio’s Garden at The Chelsea Flower Show

Horatio’s Garden at The Chelsea Flower Show

21/05/2018 The Horatio’s Garden​ stand is all set up at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Do come and say hello to some of the team this week on stand (EA426) enjoy a cup of our new Horatio’s Garden tea! The stand has been designed by James ...

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Glorious gardens open for NGS Festival Weekend

Glorious gardens open for NGS Festival Weekend

18/05/2018 The National Garden Scheme’s Festival Weekend 2018 will see gardens open for charity in all counties across England and Wales on 2nd and 3rd June – giving everyone access to private gardens in their area during one of the most ...

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This week’s progress at Stoke Mandeville

This week’s progress at Stoke Mandeville

18/05/2018 The Garden Room is progressing and the plants are settling in, bringing beautiful colour and scent. The coping stones are in place and the uplights on the trees are in. The bird bath is ready for our feathered friends and the painting of ...

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Whats on at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year?

Whats on at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year?

16/05/2018 Find out what’s on at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year via the Town & Country House website here.

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Spire Removals Support

Spire Removals Support

09/05/2018 Spire Removals are generously supporting Horatio’s Garden by providing the transport to the Chelsea Flower Show and back. We are hugely grateful for their generosity and kindness in giving their time and expertise.  

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Volunteer Recipe – Vegan Brownies

Volunteer Recipe – Vegan Brownies

08/05/2018 For Cleve West’s visit to Horatio’s Garden Salisbury, a member of the brilliant volunteer team very kindly made vegan chocolate brownies and agreed to let us have the recipe! This month we have Katrina’s delicious vegan brownies. ...

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The Garden Room is going up!

The Garden Room is going up!

01/05/2018 Today the steels arrived for the fantastic garden room for patients at Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville. Brilliant design credited to Andrew Wells of 3W Architecture. Watch this space for further updates on progress!

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Gardeners’ World filming at Stoke Mandeville

Gardeners’ World filming at Stoke Mandeville

30/04/2018 Last week a team from Horatio’s Garden Salisbury went to the newest Horatio’s Garden, currently being built at Stoke Mandeville. Gardeners’ World were filming with Joe Swift and new Head Gardener, Jacqui Martin-Lof, who made her ...

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Cleve West visits Salisbury

Cleve West visits Salisbury

25/04/2018 Cleve West visited Horatio’s Garden Salisbury today to catch up with Head Gardener, Stephen Hackett, Dr Olivia Chapple and the volunteers. He was treated to some lovely homemade chocolate brownies! Cleve visits the garden each season ...

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Planting underway at Stoke Mandeville

Planting underway at Stoke Mandeville

25/04/2018 This week new volunteers have joined Joe Swift and head gardener, Jacqui, to start planting at Stoke Mandeville!

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Inter Spinal Unit Games

Inter Spinal Unit Games

20/04/2018 Huge congratulations to all 105 participants who competed in the Inter Spinal Unit Games this week at Stoke Mandeville! A special mention to the team from Salisbury who finished the week victorious! To see some of the images from the ...

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Chalke Valley Cycle Ride

Chalke Valley Cycle Ride

19/04/2018 Starting with a warm welcome at Horatio’s Garden, the Chalke Valley cycle ride goes through an area of outstanding natural beauty with options of a 25, 50 or 75 mile route. All abilities welcome, if you don’t want to cycle we need ...

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Volunteers’ Lunch

Volunteers’ Lunch

19/04/2018 Yesterday volunteers from Salisbury met up for lunch in the garden. A time to share experiences and catch up. Long may the sunshine continue!

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Inter Spinal Unit Games

Inter Spinal Unit Games

16/04/2018 This week teams from all 14 Spinal Units across the UK will be taking part in the Inter Spinal Unit Games at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. The Games are held annually and 100 patients with 60 support staff will experience first-hand what ...

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Chelsea Drinks Party and Secret Art Sale

Chelsea Drinks Party and Secret Art Sale

13/04/2018 Please join us for the Chelsea Drinks Party on Thursday 24th May from 7pm to 9pm at the National Army Museum. Throughout the evening we will be serving delicious wines and canapés, thanks to our generous sponsors: The Chambers of ...

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Trees arrive at Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville

Trees arrive at Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville

27/03/2018 Exciting things are happening at Horatio’s Garden at Stoke Mandeville today. The first trees have arrived and are being moved into place and planted under the supervision of Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville designer Joe ...

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BritSpine 2018

BritSpine 2018

19/03/2018 Horatio’s Garden is delighted to have been the charity beneficiary of the BritSpine Conference in Leeds last week. This year’s biennial conference and exhibition took place at the University of Leeds. Horatio’s Garden had a stand ...

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National Garden Scheme

National Garden Scheme

17/03/2018 We are delighted that the National Garden Scheme (NGS) has generously chosen to support Horatio’s Garden Oswestry with a donation of £50,000 to the capital appeal. George Plumptre, CEO of National Garden Scheme, said about funds ...

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The third Horatio’s Garden at Stoke Mandeville is well underway

The third Horatio’s Garden at Stoke Mandeville is well underway

14/03/2018 Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville is making great progress. At a recent visit, Joe Swift was setting out the flower beds and the Horatio’s Garden team were joined by CED Stone Group. The water feature and curved walls are rapidly ...

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New for 2018 – Volunteer recipes

New for 2018 – Volunteer recipes

13/03/2018 The Volunteer Recipe of the Month is a new feature. Each month one of our lovely volunteers will kindly share a favourite recipe. This month we have Sheila’s delicious cheesy biscuits. These biscuits are quick and easy to make and are ...

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Work with Horatio’s Garden: Head Gardener at Stoke Mandeville

Work with Horatio’s Garden: Head Gardener at Stoke Mandeville

Would you like to work with Horatio’s Garden? We are looking to appoint a head gardener for the third Horatio’s Garden at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Horatio’s Garden Stoke ...

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Horatio’s Garden features in The BMJ Medical Journal

Horatio’s Garden features in The BMJ Medical Journal

Horatio’s Garden has featured on the The British Medical Journal website in an article called ‘Hospital gardens are making a comeback’. The article focuses on the importance of gardens in hospital spaces, the evidence behind it and how hard it ...

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Horatio’s Garden features in The BMJ Medical Journal

Horatio’s Garden features in The BMJ Medical Journal

Horatio’s Garden has featured on the The British Medical Journal website in an article called ‘Hospital gardens are making a comeback’. The article focuses on the importance of gardens in hospital spaces, the evidence behind it and how hard it ...

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Horatio’s Garden at the BALI Awards

Horatio’s Garden at the BALI Awards

We are delighted to announce that Endrick Landscapes have won a BALI Special Award for Outstanding Charitable Contribution and an award for Hard Landscaping Construction for 2017 for the work they carried out at Horatio’s Garden in ...

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Seriously injured rider Laura Scott features in Horse & Hound

Seriously injured rider Laura Scott features in Horse & Hound

Horse and Hound online have featured Laura Scott, pictured at Horatio’s Garden Summer Drinks Party, on her recovery following a spinal injury and on raising £17,000 for her chosen charities, including Horatio’s Garden.  The article ...

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Downhill Country Fayre raises £3100 for Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Downhill Country Fayre raises £3100 for Horatio’s Garden Scotland

A huge thank you to Jay and Carole Crawford of Dowhill Country Fayre and Celia Crawford for organising an afternoon tea in aid of Horatio’s Garden Scotland which raised a fantastic £3100. Celia held a raffle with fabulous prizes including a ...

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Horatio’s Garden features in the Telegraph

Horatio’s Garden features in the Telegraph

An article in the Telegraph covered how 'Horatio's Garden is harnessing plant power with the help of a medical herbalist'.  Catherine Marshall described how her products, made for Horatio's Garden, were “designed with the idea of a ...

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Oswestry Advertiser

Oswestry Advertiser

Horatio's Garden features in Octobers edition of Oswestry Advertizer.  The Advertizer met with Olivia at the Oswestry fundraiser at Brynkinalt Hall in September, where she could highlight the plans for the new garden and how were raising money ...

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Sir Robert McAlpine support Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville

Sir Robert McAlpine support Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville

Sir Robert McAlpine are supporting Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville with the excavation and removal of spoil from the site to make the garden completely accessible and level for patients. The start of excavation was celebrated with a team photo ...

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Luke and Harry complete the Wadi Rum Ultra Marathon!

Luke and Harry complete the Wadi Rum Ultra Marathon!

THEY MADE IT! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO LUKE AND HARRY FOR COMPLETING THE MOST GRUELLING RACE ON EARTH. DESPITE LOSING TOENAILS AND BEING SEVERELY UNWELL THEY MANAGED TO COMPLETE THE 162.5 MILES IN 90 DEGREES CONDITIONS! Please show your respect by ...

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Horatio’s Garden Scotland wins award from BALI

Horatio’s Garden Scotland wins award from BALI

Endrick Landscapes are to receive an award for Horatio's Garden Scotland, from the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) in the Hard Landscaping Construction sector, at the awards ceremony on 1st December. Receiving a BALI ...

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Duncan Goodhew encourages sponsorship for Horatio’s Garden

Duncan Goodhew encourages sponsorship for Horatio’s Garden

Visit our facebook page to see Olympic swimmer, Duncan Goodhew, encourage Olivia and the team for their big swim on Saturday in the Serpentine.  To support the brave team of swimmers raising money for Horatio's Garden, visit ...

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Horatio’s Garden features in Woman’s Weekly Gardening magazine

Horatio’s Garden features in Woman’s Weekly Gardening magazine

Horatio's Garden is featured in the October edition of the Woman's Weekly Gardening magazine.  The article covers the garden's conception, progress of the gardens and the recent visit by Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie to Horatio's ...

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Horatio’s Garden featured by the Guardian Online

Horatio’s Garden featured by the Guardian Online

Horatio's Garden has featured in a Guardian Gallery online which looked into seven healing gardens in hospitals, as chosen by junior doctor Nima Ghadiri. Both Horatio's Gardens in Salisbury and Glasgow were included, offering an insight ...

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Emma Bridgewater Collector’s Day Raffle

Emma Bridgewater Collector’s Day Raffle

Horatio's Garden has been lucky enough to host a stand and give a talk at the coveted collector's days at Emma Bridgewater's home.  Whilst at the collectors day, Horatio's Garden and Emma Bridgewater ran a raffle, giving guests a chance to win ...

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West Country Exhibition

West Country Exhibition

Thank you to all that came out to Cornwall to see the stunning exhibition of paintings   A special thanks to Camilla and all involved in arranging the event. 

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Work experience at Horatio’s Garden

Work experience at Horatio’s Garden

Horatio's Garden was lucky enough to have two excellent pupils join the team for work experience. Tia and Megan worked at the charity's head office and in the Salisbury garden in July. All the team were really impressed with their hard work and are ...

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Building begins at Stoke Mandeville today!

Building begins at Stoke Mandeville today!

Building began at Stoke Mandeville today to create the third Horatio's Garden. Designer, Joe Swift, dug the first spadeful of earth with Horatio's brother, Titus Chapple. The building will last six months. Once completed it will feature ...

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The Salisbury Journal features Horatio’s Garden

The Salisbury Journal features Horatio’s Garden

The Salisbury Journal covers the visit to Horatio's Garden Scotland by HRH Princess Eugenie. To read the full article, scroll through the gallery or pick up your copy from your local retailer.   

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Hello Magazine features Horatio’s Garden

Hello Magazine features Horatio’s Garden

Horatio's Garden is featured in this month's Hello magazine.  The magazine covers HRH Princess Eugenie's visit to Horatio's Garden Scotland and to the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit with quotes from Dr Olivia Chapple.  To read more about the ...

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Princess Eugenie visits Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Princess Eugenie visits Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie visited Horatio’s Garden Scotland on Monday 24th July and met patients, volunteers and the staff at the Scottish National Spinal Unit, which treats all Scottish-based patients with spinal cord injuries and is ...

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Windsor boat ride for patients at Salisbury Spinal Injury Unit

Windsor boat ride for patients at Salisbury Spinal Injury Unit

Patients of the Spinal Centre at Salisbury Hospital were treated to a wonderful day out with a huge picnic, and cream teas aboard the Rivertime boat in Windsor. 'Rivertime' is a 42 foot boat and has been purpose-built to enable people with ...

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Newport Dragon’s star makes headlines

Newport Dragon’s star makes headlines

Newport Dragon's player Ed Jackson, who was a patient at the spinal unit in Salisbury, has recently featured on the BBC Sport news page, talking about his spinal injury after diving into a shallow end of a swimming pool.  "After hitting ...

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RHS The Garden magazine

RHS The Garden magazine

Horatio's Garden Salisbury features in the July 2017 RHS The Garden Magazine. 'A place to heal - the inspiring story of Horatio's Garden'. In a beautiful article written by Lia Leendertz with stunning photography by Clive Nichols the essence and ...

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Dr Olivia Chapple to be a keynote speaker

Dr Olivia Chapple to be a keynote speaker

Dr Olivia Chapple, Chair of Trustees, will be a keynote speaker at the Landscape, Gardens and Health Network Conference, presenting ‘Horatio’s Gardens – the benefits of beautiful garden projects in the NHS.’  The conference will ...

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Oswestry Advertizer features Horatio’s Garden

Oswestry Advertizer features Horatio’s Garden

The Oswestry and Border Counties Advertizer has featured the plans for the new Horatio's Garden in Oswestry, designed by Bunny Guinness.  To see the full article click the link for the PDF below  To find out more and see how ...

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Brewin Dolphin sell plants from Chatsworth for Horatio’s Garden

Brewin Dolphin sell plants from Chatsworth for Horatio’s Garden

The Brewin Dolphin garden by Jo Thompson at RHS Chatsworth Show has sold off all the plants in support of Horatio's Garden and raised over £2,000. Jo Thompson's beautiful FreeForm garden won the "People's Choice" at the show. Brewin ...

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Sallie Sillars wins Scotland’s Gardener of the Year

Sallie Sillars wins Scotland’s Gardener of the Year

This award has been set up to identify and celebrate the gardening talent up and down the country and amidst keen competition Sallie has reached the shortlist.  We are delighted that Sallie's skills, expertise and hard work as head gardener of ...

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Chelsea party launches Midland Spinal Centre garden

Chelsea party launches Midland Spinal Centre garden

280 guests joined us for an evening of celebration and entertainment at the beautifully refurbished National Army Museum for cocktails and canapés. Trees donated by Hortus Loci for the occasion created a garden in the venue. Horatio’s Garden ...

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Nelsons sponsor Chelsea flower Show

Nelsons sponsor Chelsea flower Show

Horatio’s Garden had a very successful Chelsea Flower Show. The stand was visited by many guests including Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice. Baroness Masham, Joanna Lumley, Anneka Rice and Alan Titchmarsh were all impressed with the beauty ...

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Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

Horatio's Garden Scotland has been given a Highly Commended award for 'Best Community-Health Initiative' at the Custodian Awards. The Horticulture Week Custodian Awards celebrate the best of parks and gardens management. They give garden ...

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Artist Miranda Creswell completes her first marathon

Artist Miranda Creswell completes her first marathon

Artist in Residence and archaeology artist for Oxford University, Miranda Creswell, ran the Milton Keynes Marathon for Horatio’s Garden on 1 May 2017 completing her first marathon in 4:45hours.  Miranda said “An epic run but still ...

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Michael Bowyer Flower Arranging Day

Michael Bowyer Flower Arranging Day

Guests were treated to a wonderful afternoon of flower arranging demonstrated by the very talented Michael Bowyer MBE at the Guildhall in Salisbury. Michael put together over 10 superb designs to a full crowd and each piece was raffled over ...

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Horatio’s Garden Oswestry video now online

Horatio’s Garden Oswestry video now online

The new fundraising video for Horatio's Garden Oswestry is now live. The video features Bunny Guinness, Olivia Chapple and testimonials from patients at Oswestry and Salisbury. To see the video and find out how to help fundraise click here

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Bede Rauh’s Edinburgh Marathon

Bede Rauh’s Edinburgh Marathon

A huge good luck and thank you to Bede Rauh who will be running the Edinburgh Marathon on the 27th of May. You can support Bede by sponsoring him here or Just Text Giving - text HOR11 with the amount £1 - £10 to 70070 Thank you Bede and good ...

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Give as you Live

Give as you Live

Supporters of Horatio's Garden can raise free donations simply by shopping online using Give as you Live. Shop at over 4,100 leading online stores including Amazon, eBay, Tesco, John Lewis, Sainsbury's, Just ...

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Cleve West Garden Visit

Cleve West Garden Visit

Check out the gallery above to see images from Cleve West's visit to Horatio's Garden Salisbury along with images of new budding flowers taking shape and Cleve meeting with Head Gardener Stephen Hackett. To see more on Cleve's work with Horatio's ...

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2 King’s Bench Walk to Cycle London for Horatio’s Garden

2 King’s Bench Walk to Cycle London for Horatio’s Garden

A team of cyclists from the Chambers of William Mousley QC, 2 King's Bench Walk will be cycling in the Prudential Cycle London Ride on July 30th 2017 in support of Horatio's Garden. The ride is another way the Chambers have supported Horatio's ...

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Oswestry Design Consultancy Day

Oswestry Design Consultancy Day

The Horatio's Garden Team visit the Midland Spinal Centre at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry. Bunny Guinness and Olivia Chapple presented the plans to the Executive team, the Nursing staff and current ...

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Beatrice von Tresckow Fashion Show

Beatrice von Tresckow Fashion Show

International Fashion Designer Beatrice von Tresckow will be hosting a fashion show and lunch on Wednesday the 10th of May at the Thornborough Grounds, Buckinghamshire.  Showcasing her new spring/summer 2017 range, Beatrice's work ...

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Salisbury Life Magazine Feature

Salisbury Life Magazine Feature

Horatio's Garden features in the spring 2017 Salisbury Life magazine. The article highlights the charity's events coming up this year at Longford Castle,  The Food and Plant Fair at Horatio's Garden Salisbury, as well as features on the ...

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The English Garden Magazine – 20 Years of Garden Design

The English Garden Magazine – 20 Years of Garden Design

Horatio's Garden features in The English Garden magazine's spring issue. Horatio's Garden designer, James Alexander-Sinclair, looks at two decades of innovative design and ground-breaking gardens that he considers most influential, in his article ...

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Points of Light Award

Points of Light Award

Horatio's Garden has been awarded a Points of Light Award by the Prime Minister.  In a letter to Olivia Chapple Teresa May said “The beautiful gardens you have created are having a positive impact on people being treated for spinal cord ...

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ITV features Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville

ITV features Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville

ITV has featured the news that the fundraising target for Horatio's Garden, Stoke Mandeville has been reached. Read the whole story here.

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Marie Martin’s Bath Half Marathon

Marie Martin’s Bath Half Marathon

Marie Martin is running the Bath Half Marathon on the 12th of March in support of Horatio's Garden. Marie understands the benefit of Horatio's Garden as her sister Lou has been a patient in both Salisbury and Scotland.Marie said "During her ...

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Salisbury International Arts Festival

Salisbury International Arts Festival

We are delighted to announce a partnership with the Salisbury International Arts Festival 2017. This partnership helps bring culture and entertainment to patients in hospitals.Horatio's Garden Salisbury will be hosting a reception for the ...

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BBC Wiltshire

BBC Wiltshire

BBC reporter Karen Gardner interviewed Olivia Chapple on a frosty morning in Horatio's Garden Salisbury.Listen to the interview here:[audio ...

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Winter Newsletter 2016

Winter Newsletter 2016

Take a look at our new winter newsletter here – if you would like to receive our bi-annual newsletters through the post please register here

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Visit from appeal Patron Gregor Fisher

Visit from appeal Patron Gregor Fisher

Gregor Fisher, appeal Patron of Horatio’s Garden Scotland, visited the new Horatio’s Garden at the Scottish National Spinal Unit this week. Gregor, currently starring as an ugly sister in Cinderella at the Kings Theatre in Glasgow, met with ...

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Stoke Mandeville fundraising event at Windmill Hill

Stoke Mandeville fundraising event at Windmill Hill

In October we held a wonderful event at Windmill Hill on the Waddesdon Estate to raise funds for Horatio’s Garden, Stoke Mandeville. It was the perfect setting for the evening that was generously supported by the Rothschild Foundation. From your ...

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Scotland bulbathon planting

Scotland bulbathon planting

In October a massive amount of bulbs were planted at Horatio's Garden in Scotland - 12,500 in fact! Kind thanks to de Jager for providing the bulbs and also to the team of volunteers and James Alexander-Sinclair for planting them. 

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Bruce Munro’s ‘Reflections’ – an installation in Salisbury

Bruce Munro’s ‘Reflections’ – an installation in Salisbury

There is a wonderful new addition coming to the Garden Room at Horatio's Garden in Salisbury. We are delighted that British artist Bruce Munro, who is best known for producing large immersive light-based installations, including a ...

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Wedding renewal at the new Horatio’s Garden in Scotland

Wedding renewal at the new Horatio’s Garden in Scotland

Following the recent opening of Horatio's Garden in Scotland, one of the patients renewed her wedding vows in a private ceremony with her husband. She chose a small pod because the purple flowers in the courtyard reminded her of her wedding colours ...

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Chalke Valley Cycle ride raises £5000

Chalke Valley Cycle ride raises £5000

***STOP PRESS ***The ride was a resounding success with 150 cyclists enjoying a fabulous day in the beautiful rollings hills of the Cranbourne Chase. The feedback was tremendous and over £5500 was raised. Thanks to everyone who participated. The ...

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Telegraph Weekend

Telegraph Weekend

"A concrete yard in a Glasgow Hospital has been made into a healing oasis - with the help of Telegraph readers." says Anna Tyzack in today's Telegraph. The article describes the new garden at the Scottish National Spinal Unit and shows readers the ...

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Melanie Reid in the Times

Melanie Reid in the Times

Melanie describes visiting the new Horatio's Garden in Scotland:  "I felt as if someone had waved a green wand on the barren concrete surrounds that I knew so well and turned them in to a luxury sanctuary for people in catastrophe who crave peace, ...

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Write on Kew

Write on Kew

Catalina Willis the artist and writer of two Horatio's Garden books will be performing at Write on Kew on Saturday 24th September 1-3pm.Catalina's books can be purchased hereThe 16 year old artist Catalina said "It means a lot to me that the book ...

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National Gardens Scheme

National Gardens Scheme

Horatio's Garden Salisbury was opened for the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 11th September 2-5pm. 126 guests visited and listened to a talkabout gardens and well being while sitting in the sun in Horatio's Garden. Guests enjoyed tea and ...

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Salisbury Journal

Salisbury Journal

Covers the opening of Horatio's Garden Scotland and the NGS opening in Salisbury on Sunday 11th September 2-5pm

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The Herald

The Herald

Coverage of the opening of Horatio's Garden Scotland

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Simon Gudgeon’s sculptures

Simon Gudgeon’s sculptures

Simon Gudgeon’s sculptures are on show in Horatio’s Garden Salisbury. Well-known for his monumental work at ‘Sculpture by the Lakes’ in Dorset, Simon’s work features in important private collections abroad and in the United Kingdom. He has ...

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The Times – Scotland edition

The Times – Scotland edition

Horatio Chapple's legacy in Scotland - a report by the Times on the inspiration behind the second Horatio's Garden for patients at the Scottish Spinal Injuries Unit.

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Gardeners’ World

Gardeners’ World

"This is the most life-changing garden I have ever worked on." - James Alexander-Sinclair.Read about Horatio's Garden in the August 2016 edition of Gardeners' World magazine. 

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Salisbury Journal features Horatio’s Garden

Salisbury Journal features Horatio’s Garden

The 'stunning' Horatio's Garden in Salisbury is celebrated in a full-page feature in the Salisbury Journal in June.  The article focuses on the vital importance of volunteers in maintaining the garden and helping patients to enjoy it.

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Summer Newsletter 2016

Summer Newsletter 2016

Take a look at our summer newsletter here - if you would like to receive our bi-annual newsletters through the post please register here

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Salisbury Mayor’s charity

Salisbury Mayor’s charity

Salisbury’s new mayor Derek Brown has chosen Horatio’s Garden as one of his mayoral charities for his term of office, alongside the Friends’ of Salisbury Cathedral and ABF the Soldiers’ Charity.

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Garden to have Chelsea exhibits

Garden to have Chelsea exhibits

The Salisbury Journal covered the charity's legacy from the Chelsea Flower Show

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Digibox team

Digibox team

Huge thanks to the Team Digibox who are cycling across Scotland in support of Horatio's Garden Scotland. Lead by NHS project manager for Horatio's Garden Scotland, Graham Forsyth from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. A ...

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Herald Social page

Herald Social page

Horatio's Garden reception at the Clydeport Building on March 2nd was featured in the Herald social page.

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National Gardens Scheme

National Gardens Scheme

Horatio's Garden has been selected by the National Gardens Scheme to become a beneficiary charity. At a press launch today the charity announced a donation of £130,000 to Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville capital appeal.Dr Olivia Chapple, Chair and ...

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Garden charity gets boost – Salisbury Journal

Garden charity gets boost – Salisbury Journal

The talk by Horaito's garden designers Cleve West and James Alexander-Sinclair was covered in the Salisbury Journal

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Telegraph readers donate £254,464.88

Telegraph readers donate £254,464.88

The generous Telegraph readers have donated £254,464.88 to Horatio's Garden during the Christmas 2015 appeal. At a cheque presentation ceremony the charity received a large cheque and had the opportunity to thank everyone who had donated, the ...

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Horatio’s Garden Scotland in the Daily Record

Horatio’s Garden Scotland in the Daily Record

The build begins - wheel barrow fun with Gregor Fisher at Horatio's Garden in Scotland, covered by the Daily Record.

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Gregor Fisher visits Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Gregor Fisher visits Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Front page of the Herald - Gregor Fisher's visit to Horatio's Garden in Scotland as the building starts.

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Building starts at Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Building starts at Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Appeal patron Gregor Fisher visited the site of Horatio's Garden Scotland as the building gets under way! Covered by the Evening Times and The Scotsman.

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The Salisbury Journal

The Salisbury Journal

A recent article in the Salisbury Journal about the growth of the charity.

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Meridian ITV

Meridian ITV

An interview with Olivia, patients and Joe Swift about the benefits of Horatio's Garden and the Stoke Mandeville appeal.

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BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland

Out and About on BBC Scotland featured Horatio's Garden trustee Catherine Burns being interviewed about the new Horatio's Garden at the Scottish National Spinal Unit in Glasgow. Listen at 01:18:39 to 01:23:39    

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Hartley Botanic to donate greenhouse

Hartley Botanic to donate greenhouse

As soon as The Chelsea Flower Show closes its doors to the public on Saturday 28 May, the work of disassembling the beautiful gardens, trade stands and horticultural displays begins.  The Main Avenue Hartley Botanic Show Garden takes more than ...

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BBC Points West at Horatios Garden

BBC Points West at Horatios Garden

BBC Points West visited Horatio's Garden in Salisbury to find out about the work that we do and meet some of the patients benefiting from having an outdoor space to enjoy. BBC Points West at Horatio's Garden Salisbury from Horatio's Garden on ...

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BBC Wiltshire

BBC Wiltshire

BBC Wiltshire visited Horatio's Garden and met the patients and team on a beautiful sun filled day. Hear the interviews here. listen at 00:52 and again at 01:54

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NGS to support Horatio’s Garden

NGS to support Horatio’s Garden

The fantastic news that the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) is to support Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville was announced in today's Telegraph.The NGS has an interesting history dating back to the 1850's that has always been closely related to health ...

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Garden Therapy

Garden Therapy

Former patient, Victoria Theakson, explains in the Letters page of the Telegraph how Horatio's Garden Salisbury helped during her long stay in the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre.  

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Ethen Adams

Ethen Adams

Ethen Adams was paralysed when he was just 18 months old. In this moving interview with India Sturgis, Ethen and his father Bradley explain how a garden would have helped in the long months in hospital. Read the full article here.

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David Chapple

David Chapple

Liz Hunt, deputy editor of the Telegraph, interviews David Chapple about the changing demographics of spinal cord injury. "We want to keep active, so are potentially exposed to more risks." Talking about Horatio, David said: "He wanted to be a ...

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“I couldn’t have coped without this garden”

“I couldn’t have coped without this garden”

In the Telegraph Living, Sarah Holdom describes how Horatio's Garden helped her when her son Charlie West was paralysed following an accident. Read the full article here.  

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Newsletter – Winter 2015

Newsletter – Winter 2015

DO read our first newsletter - this will be a bi-annual production and if you would like to receive it by post please contact us here

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Yoga day

Yoga day

A charity yoga day led by Megan Romilly raised £700 thanks to the generosity of the guests. Kindly hosted by Sophie Bainsfair at Chalkways, the day included yoga with Megan, meditation led by Frank Musker and listening to sound therapist, Joanie ...

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Jeremy Smith in the Telegraph

Jeremy Smith in the Telegraph

"What I realise now is how much more quickly I could have regained my sense of self-worth and hope had there been a genuine, large garden space. When confined to a ward for long periods, you actually start to fear the world beyond its corridors. Any ...

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Head Gardener for Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Head Gardener for Horatio’s Garden Scotland

We are looking to appoint a head gardener for two days a week for the second Horatio’s Garden at the Scottish National Spinal Injuries Unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. The head gardener will be responsible for the ...

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“Its not all pink hearts and polka dots”

“Its not all pink hearts and polka dots”

Emma Bridgewater, interviewed in the Telegraph, explains why she is an Appeal Patron for Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville. "With life so horribly curtailed, to be able to lie under the trees watching the birds is so obviously a good thing that ...

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“A haven for healing”

“A haven for healing”

India Sturgis in the Telegraph meets some of the volunteers in Horatio's Garden.

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Spire FM Interview

Spire FM Interview

Listen to an interview with Olivia on Salisbury's Spire FM.  

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Anneka Rice

Anneka Rice

In the Daily Telegraph, on Saturday 26th December, India Sturgis interviews Anneka Rice about her involvement as an Appeal Patron of Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville. Read the article here.    

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Cleve West in the Telegraph

Cleve West in the Telegraph

"I've never experienced such an intense emotional connection to a garden before." Read about Cleve West's experience of designing Horatio's Garden Salisbury and the plans for the charity's next gardens supported by the Telegraph Christmas ...

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Myfanwy Foster interviewed in Telegraph Weekend

Myfanwy Foster interviewed in Telegraph Weekend

"Being in a garden was less horrifying than being on a ward, it's easier to look forward." As part of the Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal, Myfanwy Foster explains how Horatio's Garden helped her during the long stay in hospital after being ...

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Julian Wild sculpture exhibition

Julian Wild sculpture exhibition

Sculptures by Julian Wild are being exhibited in Horatio's Garden Salisbury until March 2016. Julian Wild graduated with a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from Kingston University in 1995. He has held solo exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford, Burghley ...

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Sunday Telegraph Living

Sunday Telegraph Living

Read the Judith Woods interview with executive trustee Victoria Holton and her reasons for supporting Horatio's Garden, in the Sunday Telegraph Living section. "There was no outside space when I was admitted, just a bleak expanse of ground. I'd ...

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Saturday Telegraph

Saturday Telegraph

Read about the background to the charity in Olivia Chapple's 'First Person' article in the Telegraph Weekend section. Please donate to the Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal 2015

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Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal 2015

Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal 2015

Horatio's Garden was the beneficiary of the Telegraph's Christmas Appeal 2015. Huge thanks to all the wonderful readers and team at the Telegraph who have donated so generously and helped raise an absolutely incredible ...

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Nelsons to sponsor Horatio’s Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show

Nelsons to sponsor Horatio’s Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show

Nelsons are generously sponsoring Horatio's Garden charity stand at the Chelsea Flower Show 2016. Meet the team and buy beautiful high quality goods to support the charity. Tickets for the show are available from the RHS now.

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Salisbury Journal

Salisbury Journal

Following the visit of the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire and the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset to Horatio's Garden. To read the whole article click below.

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The Herald

The Herald

The Herald published photos from the fundraising event in Edinburgh.

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Simon Gudgeon

Simon Gudgeon

Sculptor Simon Gudgeon and garden designer Monique Gudgeon from Sculpture by the Lakes visited Horatio's Garden Salisbury to plan an exciting sculpture exhibition for next summer. One of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors, Simon Gudgeon, ...

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Malcolm Group to support

Malcolm Group to support

Malcolm Group have very generously agreed to remove the spoil from Horatio's Garden Scotland site as a donation to the charity. This fantastic offer will help hugely with the construction costs and we are extremely grateful.

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Patersons Quarries Limited to support

Patersons Quarries Limited to support

Patersons Quarries Limited have generously offered to donate topsoil to Horatio's Garden Scotland. This is a fantastic offer which will help considerably with the costs of the garden and give the plants a wonderful boost to start growing. Thank you ...

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Glasgow Warriors support Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Glasgow Warriors support Horatio’s Garden Scotland

Glasgow Warriors team visited Horatio's Garden Scotland site to show their support for the project. Former captain All Kellock lead the team who will be helping with fundraising.    

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Remember-Ring

Remember-Ring

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed so generously to Remember Ring at Salisbury Cathedral's magnificent Magna Flora flower festival. Outside the cathedral opposite the new Bell Tower Tea room there is now a huge community flower ...

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Newton Investment Management Ltd

Newton Investment Management Ltd

James Money-Kyrle chose Horatio's Garden to receive a donation from Newton’s charity business. Newton welcomes the opportunity to engage with the sector through its annual charity investment survey. By way of a ‘thank you’ to charities which ...

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Country Life – Unmissable events

Country Life – Unmissable events

Horatio's Garden opening for the National Gardens Scheme was featured in Country Life Magazine on 9th July 2015." Heartwarming evidence of what a garden can achieve beyond plants and design. "

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2 King’s Bench Walk

2 King’s Bench Walk

We are delighted to announce that 2 King’s Bench Walk, the Chambers of William Mousley QC, is generously supporting Horatio’s Garden, and the development of additional Spinal Unit gardens throughout the UK. 

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Artist Sarah Hough is artist in Residence

Artist Sarah Hough is artist in Residence

Brilliant artist Sarah Hough has been artist in residence this summer in Horatio's Garden. Sarah has designed Horatio's Garden Christmas card for the last two years.Sarah has been painting and talking with patients, staff, volunteers and visitors ...

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Spinal Column : Back to nature

Spinal Column : Back to nature

Melanie Reid in her column in the Saturday Times wrote movingly about the benefits the new Horatio's Garden Scotland will bring to patients. " We all know that even if gardens can't cure spinal cords, they can certainly heal the inside of our ...

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Natural Health Service

Natural Health Service

The Sunday Times Home mentioned Horatio's Garden in an article about the benefits of gardens and gardening to health. "Wouldn't you rather look out on beautiful flowers and greenery rather than concrete car parks and grey walls. Just what the ...

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Remembering Horatio

Remembering Horatio

The Saturday Telegraph Weekend published a beautiful article about Horatio and his life and legacy. The photo of Horatio was the front page of the Weekend section on 13th June.Read the article by Anna Tyzack here  

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Horatio’s Garden to open new Garden Room

Horatio’s Garden to open new Garden Room

The Editor of Salisbury Journal, Bill Browne, visited Horatio's Garden and wrote about the new garden room for patients and the upcoming Food and Plant Fair. See the article here

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‘H for Horatio’s Garden’ by Catalina Willis

‘H for Horatio’s Garden’ by Catalina Willis

Catalina Willis a young artist has written a stunning book for Horatio's Garden. Called H for Horatio's Garden the book is a whimsical romp around the 27 letters of the English alphabet, through Catalina's eyes. It is beautifully illustrated, ...

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Emma Bridgewater visits Horatio’s Garden

Emma Bridgewater visits Horatio’s Garden

Emma Bridgewater came for tea in Horatio's Garden. What a pleasure to serve Emma tea from her beautiful teapot and mugs which have become such an iconic part of life in Horatio's Garden.Emma was in Salisbury to talk at the Salisbury International ...

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Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

Horatio's Garden trustees were honoured and delighted to receive a from Prince Harry at the Chelsea Flower Show. Prince Harry talked to trustees Olivia Chapple and Victoria Holton about the work of the charity and the plans for the next Horatio's ...

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Country Life

Country Life

An article from Country Life about the Chealsea Flower Show. Read to the end of the article to see what the author thought of the Horatio's Garden stand at the show. Click below to read the article

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Stoke Mandeville

Stoke Mandeville

Joe Swift has been announced as the next Horatio's Garden designer. Horatio's Garden is delighted that Joe has accepted to design Horatio's Garden Stoke Mandeville.The designs will include a large garden adjacent to the wards, a children's garden ...

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The Resident

The Resident

Horatios's Garden Chelsea Gardener event on May 21st is mentioned by this luxury magazine.http://www.theresident.co.uk/london-culture-events/things-to-do-london/london-2/

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Great British Sewing Bee finalist helping Horatio’s Garden

Great British Sewing Bee finalist helping Horatio’s Garden

The Blackmore Vale : A finalist in the BBC's Garden British Sewing Bee, Lieutenant Colonel Neil Stace, is lending his skills to Salisbury Hospital Spinal Centre's Horatio's Garden in preparation for its annual Food and Plant Fair.Neil visited ...

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Awards ‘for Horatio’

Awards ‘for Horatio’

This article about Cleve West's awards for the design of Horatio's Garden featured in the Salisbury Journal in February 2015

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The Salisbury Journal

The Salisbury Journal

An article in the Salisbury Journal outlining the awards that the garden has recently won, with comments from the judges on why they chose Horatio's Garden as a winner. Click on the link below to read the full article

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Triple winners at the SGD awards

Triple winners at the SGD awards

Cleve West won three awards for his design of Horatio's Garden in Salisbury at the Society of Garden Designers Awards - the Oscars of garden design! He first collected the Public or Commercial Outdoor Space Award, followed by the People's Choice ...

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Horatio’s Garden in Spoke Out

Horatio’s Garden in Spoke Out

The lifestyle magazine 'Spoke Out' which is published by the Irish Wheelchair Association featured an article about Horatio's Garden in its Winter 2014 edition. Click below to read the whole article.

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Pro-Landscaper December 2014

Pro-Landscaper December 2014

Read about the construction of Horatio's Garden, Salisbury in this excellent article

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Visit the Horatio’s Garden shop to find the perfect presents!

Visit the Horatio’s Garden shop to find the perfect presents!

We've added some fabulous new products to the Horatio's Garden shop. From seasonal, Christmassy items to great products that will be useful all year round, we hope you'll find the perfect presents for your friends and family, as well as something ...

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The Chalke Valley Cycle Ride

The Chalke Valley Cycle Ride

One hundred and seventy six cyclists set out on Sunday under clear blue skies with high spirits. They took part in the Chalke Valley Cycle Ride to raise funds for Horatio’s Garden.The ride started in Horatio’s Garden and was opened by Claire ...

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Rebecca Newnham’s Sculptures

Rebecca Newnham’s Sculptures

There will be a private view of Rebecca Newnham's sculptures on Saturday 18th October 10am - 12noon.Come and meet Rebecca and see her stunning works in Horatio's Garden.Free entry, tea and coffee available.

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The English Garden magazine: Private view

The English Garden magazine: Private view

The October edition of the English Garden magazine features a beautiful article about Horatio's Garden. It's on sale now!

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BBC Gardeners’ World

BBC Gardeners’ World

Horatio's Garden featured on Gardeners' World in September 2014. Introduced by Monty Don the film features interviews with patients, Cleve West and Olivia Chapple.To see the film go to the home page and click on the left lower box. 

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In Memory of Carol Whitaker

In Memory of Carol Whitaker

Horatio's Garden was honoured to receive a cheque from the family of Carol Whitaker. Carol was a patient in the spinal unit and loved to be in Horatio's Garden - we have so many happy memories of sharing times in the garden with Carol.  

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Gardeners’ World

Gardeners’ World

Horatio's Garden featured on BBC2's Gardeners' World programme, introduced by Monty Don. Catch the wonderful piece on iplayer:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04gv7tb 

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Horatio’s Garden Christmas cards 2014

Horatio’s Garden Christmas cards 2014

The 2014 Christmas cards are now available to order from the Horatio's Garden online shop. The festive design features hellebores that are also known as Christmas roses.Dorset artist Sarah Hough designed the cards for Horatio's Garden. They are ...

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BBC Gardeners’ World films in Horatio’s Garden

BBC Gardeners’ World films in Horatio’s Garden

What a huge honour to be filmed for Gardeners' World. The brilliant BBC team spent the whole day in Horatio's Garden talking with patients, Cleve West and volunteers. They filmed the planting, design and also patients and staff doing garden therapy ...

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Short Listed for Society of Garden Designers’ Awards

Short Listed for Society of Garden Designers’ Awards

Horatio's Garden is honoured to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Society of Garden Designer' Awards 2014 . Many congratulations to Cleve West for his incredible designing skill. We join a shortlist of 30 in the main award ...

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Early Early Christmas Fair

Early Early Christmas Fair

Horatio's Garden will have a stall at the ABF's Early Early Christmas Fair at the Polo Ground, Tedworth Park, Tidworth, Wiltshire SP9 7AH100 carefully selected stalls offering a fantastic variety of well priced gift ideas, often not found on the ...

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Daily Mail: Horatio’s legacy – an oasis of calm and hope

Daily Mail: Horatio’s legacy – an oasis of calm and hope

Horatio's legacy - an article in the Daily Mail on Friday 18th July 2014 about Horatio's Garden in Salisbury.

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Savernake Teenagers raise £4000

Savernake Teenagers raise £4000

Savernake Teenagers raised £4000.00 for Horatio's Garden from a disco at Christmas and a tennis tournament in May. We are so grateful to the whole team - thank you for all the hard work and ...

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ITV’s All Star Mr and Mrs

ITV’s All Star Mr and Mrs

Huge thanks go to Gregor Fisher and his wife Vicki for nominating Horatio's Garden to be the beneficiary of their runner up prize for ITV's All Star Mr and Mrs.Gregor and Vicki have donated the prize towards Horatio's Garden Glasgow ...

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The Daily Mail

The Daily Mail

A lovely article written by the wife of a previous patient at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. She writes about their experience at the Spinal Centre and how the garden helped them. Please click on the link below to read the whole ...

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Salisbury Journal: Chef Hugh helps raise money for Horatio’s Garden

Salisbury Journal: Chef Hugh helps raise money for Horatio’s Garden

Horatio's Garden held a summer weekend of celebration, welcoming celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - an article from the Salisbury Journal.

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A weekend of celebration in Horatio’s Garden

A weekend of celebration in Horatio’s Garden

Horatio’s Garden’s summer weekend of celebration proved to be a great success with well over one and a half thousand visitors in attendance.The celebrations began on Friday evening with a summer drinks party in Horatio’s Garden. With laid-back ...

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Cecil Beaton, legendary photographer…and gardener?

Cecil Beaton, legendary photographer…and gardener?

Broad Chalke Open Gardens will be taking place on Sunday 22nd June, 2-5pm, and proceeds from the entry fees will be donated to Horatio's Garden. You can read more about Cecil Beaton's Reddish House, one of the seven gardens opening for the event, in ...

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Saturday Telegraph: James Alexander-Sinclair

Saturday Telegraph: James Alexander-Sinclair

In the Saturday Telegraph, Mary Keen interviews James Alexander Sinclair.James talks about the three gardens he has designed at Eton and his rules for the start of a project "buildings, views and use of the place".The article mentions Horatio's ...

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James Alexander-Sinclair to design new Horatio’s Garden

James Alexander-Sinclair to design new Horatio’s Garden

James Alexander–Sinclair will be the designer for the proposed new Horatio's Garden at the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.James is a vastly experienced garden designer, journalist and ...

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Beaton’s taste and style showcased at open gardens

Beaton’s taste and style showcased at open gardens

Broad Chalke open gardens feature in the Salisbury Journal. This year the gardens of Cecil Beaton's former home, Reddish House, will be included in the event. Proceeds from the entry fees will be donated to Horatio's Garden.

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Lucy Bentley starts as artist in residence

Lucy Bentley starts as artist in residence

Artist Lucy Bentley has started her residency in Horatio's Garden. Lucy will be painting in the garden on Friday and Sunday afternoons

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Saturday Telegraph

Saturday Telegraph

The Gardening section of the Saturday Telegraph on Saturday 10th May 2014 published details of the National Garden Scheme Open Day in Horatio's Garden in 'Cuttings' 

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Eton College Flower Festival

Eton College Flower Festival

Eton College recently celebrated the rennovation of the College Chapel with a Flower Festival. Each house celebrated an old Etonian, and Cotton Hall's Flower design was in memory of Horatio Chapple, and recognised the work of Horatio's Garden. The ...

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Financial Times

Financial Times

Chelsea Flower Show: why gardening is good for the body and mind by Cleve West. Gardening may not appeal to exercise junkies but it will contribute to the health of anyone over 50.

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Interwoven Lives – a Passion for Discovery

Interwoven Lives – a Passion for Discovery

Eton College Chapel Flower Festival. Open to the public Saturday May 17th 2-4pm. Free entry.Horatio's Garden was honoured to be part of a celebration of Cotton Hall House. Chosen by the boys, the floral design celebrates two Old Etonians from the ...

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Telegraph Gardening

Telegraph Gardening

The Telegraph Gardening mentioning our Open Garden day on May 11th in their 'What's on' section.

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to open the Food and Plant fair

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to open the Food and Plant fair

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will be opening this year’s Food and Plant Fair in Horatio’s Garden on Sunday 29th June. The fair will have around fifty stalls showcasing some of the best producers from the local area.Visitors will be able to choose ...

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Chalke Valley Cycle Ride

Chalke Valley Cycle Ride

Please join us on Sunday 21st September for a day’s bike ride in the stunning Wiltshire countryside. With options of 50 miles, 25 miles or 1 mile this could be the perfect summer fitness goal!   

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Head Gardener Tina wins award for Horatio’s Garden

Head Gardener Tina wins award for Horatio’s Garden

Head gardener, Tina Crossley, has won second place in the Wiltshire Life Gardener of the Year awards for her work in Horatio's Garden. The awards ceremony took place on Friday 14th March at the Marlborough Town Hall and celebrated excellence and ...

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Christmas party

Christmas party

Singer song writer Hannah Robinson entertained patients, friends, relatives, staff and volunteers for Horatio's Garden Christmas party. Unusual winter sunshine graced the afternoon which enabled patients in beds to get into the garden. Mince pies ...

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BALI National Landscape Award double winners!

BALI National Landscape Award double winners!

Wycliffe Landscape – who built Horatio's Garden – have won 2 BALI awards for Horatio's Garden – in the Community and Schools Development category and also a new category of Outstanding Charitable Contribution.  Thanks to BALI who hosted a ...

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Lantern Procession

Lantern Procession

Scouts and patients paraded their beautiful hand made lanterns around Horatio's Garden under a starry beautiful sky. Live music by Twist from Salisbury Arts Centre provided entertainment, while plenty of hot chocolate and mince pies kept everyone ...

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David Gregg’s Atlantic Crossing

David Gregg’s Atlantic Crossing

Huge Congratulations to Trustee David Gregg and the crew of yacht Alcedo! In a torrential squall, Alcedo swept across the finish line off St Lucia at 0612 on 12th December 2013. Their overall time for the Atlantic crossing was 17 days, 20 hours and ...

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Successful ‘View from the Garden’ project completed

Successful ‘View from the Garden’ project completed

Throughout September Horatio’s Garden has been host to an artist and archaeologist team who have been working with the patients of the spinal centre. This is thought to be the first project of its kind in a hospital setting. Artist Miranda ...

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The Expert Witness

The Expert Witness

An interesting article from the law magazine 'The Expert Witness', outlining the use of garden therapy as a rehabilitation tool, written by Dr Anba Soopramanien MD, PHD, FRCP who is a consultant in Spinal Injuries and rehabilitation medicine.

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Horatio’s Garden 2013 Christmas cards on sale

Horatio’s Garden 2013 Christmas cards on sale

The planting in Horatio’s Garden has provided the inspiration for this year’s Christmas cards. Dorset artist, Sarah Hough, drew the allium heads after visiting the garden. Sarah took a stall at the Food and Plant Fair in June and was inspired by ...

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Cleve West visits

Cleve West visits

Cleve West spent the day planning planting and development of Horatio's Garden with Tina our head gardener. During the visit Cleve noticed a Hummingbird Moth enjoying the lavender.

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Midsummer fundraising weekend

Midsummer fundraising weekend

A midsummer weekend of fundraising took place in Horatio’s Garden in aid of the charity and proved a tremendous success. Activities started with a drinks party in the garden on Saturday evening. With musical entertainment from members of the ...

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Mel Giedroyc supports Food and Plant Fair

Mel Giedroyc supports Food and Plant Fair

Mel Giedroyc, presenter of the Great British Bake-Off, talks about her support of Horatio's Garden in the Sunday Telegraph. Mel attended the Food and Plant Fair on Sunday 23 June in Horatio's Garden.

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‘Grow Your Own’ magazine

‘Grow Your Own’ magazine

Cleve West talks about Horatio's Garden in the July edition of Grow Your Own magazine.

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Jazz at the castle

Jazz at the castle

The excellent Cheam School Jazz Band provided the entertainment on a sunny June evening at Longford Castle. Guests were greeted with champagne and canapés in the Great Hall. They toured the gardens before enjoying a picnic and the music. The ...

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New Horatio’s Garden products

New Horatio’s Garden products

Coming soon - Horatio's Garden has extended its product range to include these great 100% cotton aprons and tea towels. We've designed some plant labels made from pale birch wood and jute bags that are available in two sizes. You'll be able to buy ...

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Eva Loeffler visits Horatio’s Garden

Eva Loeffler visits Horatio’s Garden

In April, Eva Loeffler visited Horatio's Garden. Eva's father, Ludwig Guttmann, established the first specialist centre for treating spinal injuries - Stoke Mandeville - in 1943. She commented: "My father Ludwig Guttmann used sport as a way of ...

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Wiltshire Society

Wiltshire Society

Some of the initial fundraising for Horatio's Garden with Fordingbridge RFC in a charity match. To read the full article click here

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