National Gardens Scheme – Hospice Gardens open!

photo fo the bridge in the Hospice garden


THE GARDENS at Wigan and Leigh Hospice will open as part of the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday, July 21st.

The gardens have colourful flower beds at the front and behind the hospice there are three ponds and a Chinese bridge donated by the Whitworth Art Gallery. Visitors will see the Dedicate A Daisy memorial garden and there are two courtyards to explore. As the gardens are adjacent to Amberswood Common they are a haven for wildlife.

Dr Alan Baron, Chief Executive of the hospice, said: “The gardens at the hospice are so important to our patients and visitors. They are a place where they can spend time together in a beautiful and peaceful space and we are very proud of them.

“We are looking forward to welcoming people from our community and I’m sure they will be surprised by how much there is to see and discover.”

The gardens at the hospice on Kildare Street in Hindley will be open from 10am to 4pm. An entry fee of £3 will be charged at the entrance. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

The National Open Gardens Scheme is an initiative which sees over 3,700 private gardens opening for charity every year. One of the main beneficiaries of the NGS is Hospice UK, the national membership organisation which supports the work of hospices across the country.