Salisbury Life Magazine have featured Horatio’s Garden throughout their July issue, illustrating the huge variety of opportunities and experiences that come with being involved with the charity.
Our first mention is to celebrate our Salisbury volunteers receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which informs the local community about this enormous honour. It’s been lovely to see so many Salisbury-based publications featuring the volunteers and to know that everyone shares our pride in their achievements. Later this month the group will receive their Award from the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Troughton, at a very special ceremony to be held at Longford Castle thanks to the generosity of our wonderful patron, Lady Radnor. All our volunteers are very much looking forward to the evening and we feel privileged to be marking the occasion with them.
The magazine also kindly featured our exclusive Horatio’s Garden Shop, particularly championing our biodegradable balls of twine made by Nutscene in Scotland. As the team at Salisbury Life state, these really are the perfect gift for gardeners, florists, and crafters and with a whole host of colours you’ll be spoilt for choice!
It was also wonderful to be involved in Salisbury Life’s ‘Let It Grow’ feature this month, which offered an insight into a variety of Salisbury gardens and the people who make them possible. Our Salisbury Head Gardener, Stephen Hackett, was one of the brilliant people involved in the article and shared with readers just some of the unique elements of Horatio’s Garden that make it such an incredible place. This included Stephen mentioning some of the specific flowers and plants that thrive throughout the summer months, including alliums and dahlias, and how all of this contributes to the prevailing sense of calm in the garden. As Stephen writes, ‘Whether you are in the garden for five minutes or an hour, it should offer an oasis from the busy hospital all around.”
He also offered a little tip to help gardening newbies overcome any reservations they may have about creating their own little sanctuary. Stephen helpfully shared with readers that you should never be put off by photographs of ‘perfect’ gardens and that it’s always worth seeing them in the flesh – weeds and all! Every gardener faces these little nuisances each year, so don’t ever let these hold you back.
If you would like to read the full issue, please click HERE.
You can find each article mentioning Horatio’s Garden on the following pages:
Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – Page 6
Horatio’s Garden Shop – Page 47
‘Let It Grow’ Feature – Pages 50-53