head gardener for Horatio’s garden scotland receives certificate from the earl of wessex

Our very own Sallie Sillars, Head Gardener for Horatio’s Garden Scotland, was present at the High School of Glasgow earlier this month when Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex made a special visit to meet pupils and staff involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Scheme.

High School of Glasgow pupils have been volunteering at Horatio’s Garden Scotland as part of the scheme and Sallie was delighted to receive a certificate from the Earl of Wessex recognising the partnership. The pupils help support the amazing work being carried out in our Glasgow garden, ensuring patients and their loved ones can benefit from the beautiful garden space. 

The Earl of Wessex, who is the royal trustee on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Scheme chatted with pupils about their volunteering and other elements of the programme and learnt more about the work of the different charities working with pupils on their awards.

Here are a selection of images showing Sallie meeting the Earl of Wessex with the High School of Glasgow pupils and receiving the certificate on behalf of Horatio’s Garden. If you are interested in volunteering at any of the Horatio’s Gardens around the country, please email volunteer@horatiosgarden.org.uk

listen to glasgow head gardener sallie sillars on gardeners’ question time

Head Gardener for Horatio’s Garden Scotland Sallie Sillars appeared on the much-loved Radio 4 programme Gardeners’ Question Time on Friday the 1st of March (repeated on Sunday the 3rd of March). Sallie showed Gardeners’ Question Time panellist Christine Walkden around the garden, and introduced her to patients who shared the incredible benefits of having beautiful outdoor spaces at spinal injury centres. 

If you would like to listen to the Gardeners’ Question Time episode featuring Sallie and Christine, please click here.

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