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Gardening for Good

Freddie Chandler
Freddie Chandler

We know that being outside and breathing in fresh air and feeling the sunshine can make you feel a little better, even when you are feeling unwell. At our purpose-built Hospice in Bosham, near Chichester, all 14 of our en-suite patient rooms face out onto our gardens.

Our gardens are tended by our fantastic team of volunteer gardeners. This amazing bunch have transformed our garden from a bare plot of land when the Hospice was built, to a vibrant, pleasurable place to be.

There are different parts to the garden, such as a rockery area, flat lawns for a gentle walk, and beautiful flowers and planting that is lovely to watch.

There are seating areas, benches, and all of our mobile beds can be moved outside of the patient’s room if they’d like to. Our doctors often do their ward rounds and check on patients outside!

Recently, we secured a donation of birch trees to plant as a part of the Queens Green Canopy Project (see below). This fits with our ethos of adding to our environment for our community in the future, and building a beautiful place to work and stay.

You can read more about the benefits of gardening, discover tasty treats and fundraising ideas fit for a Queen in our Get Together fundraising pack. Perfect for those Jubilee parties!


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