20th Aug, 2019

Award-winning garden at Marie Curie hospice opens to public and raises £3k

Sarah Mason 8th Jul, 2019

AN AWARD-WINNING garden based at the Solihull Marie Curie Hospice welcomed patients, families and the public and raised more than £3,000 in much needed funds.

The garden won the gold award in the beautiful borders category at this year’s BBC Gardeners World event at the NEC.

Designer Emma Berry worked with volunteers at the Marsh Lane hospice to create the showstopping greenery, with the theme of the garden design competition being A Space For Remembrance.

It was opened in conjunction with the National Garden Scheme.

There was also a Blooming Great Tea Party with cakes, games, face painting and magicians.

A whopping £3,035.42 was raised to help with the running costs of the hospice.

Community fundraiser for the Hospice, Ruth Tandy, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along to our annual open garden event and also a big thanks to all of our amazing volunteers who made the day happen.

“This money will help fund the running costs of the hospice, ensuring people with terminal illness and their loved ones receive the best possible care.

“We’d also like to say a huge thank you to the National Garden Scheme who have been supporting Marie Curie for many years and without whom this event couldn’t happen.”

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