Our new project, Horatio’s Garden Wales, has been featured in both the Cardiff & Vale Health Charity Newsletter and Welsh Country, a magazine dedicated to life in the Welsh countryside. 

Each piece explains how we’re collaborating with Cardiff & Vale Health Charity in order to create our sixth exceptional garden, which will be part of the new, state of the art Welsh Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Centre. Both the centre and the garden are due to open in 2021, once building work on the brand new University Hospital Llandough has been completed. 

Both pieces touch upon the robust and growing body of evidence suggesting that gardens and outdoor spaces support people’s mental and physical wellbeing, with the importance of Horatio’s Garden and nature as a whole being highlighted as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  

The two also take the time to introduce Sarah Price’s designs to readers, writing that every aspect of this new garden has been carefully considered and inspired by various beautiful elements of the iconic Welsh landscape. The articles also illustrate how the charity has an ongoing commitment to each garden, writing that thanks to the pavilion space that Sarah is creating, patients and families will be able to enjoy both the garden and the therapeutic activities run by Horatio’s Garden all year, every year. 

Furthermore, the features also kindly take the time to encourage readers to fundraise however they can, or to simply donate whatever they can, particularly in light of this year’s fundraising events being cancelled 

Using the incredible story of Amanda Harris’ 150-mile cycle as a source of inspiration, each piece makes it clear that this is an opportunity for everyone to help us to enhance the lives of people affected by spinal injury from all over Wales. With £275,000 left to raise, we need the support of as many people as possible in order to bring Horatio’s Garden Wales to life and thanks to publications like these, we are one step closer to raising both awareness and funds in Wales and beyond. 

If you have a fundraising idea, we’d love to hear from you! Please email fundraise@horatiosgarden.org.uk or call 01722 326834.