St Elizabeth Hospice to hold fundraising open garden event next weekend

Volunteer gardener, Michael Allen, who helps to maintain the garden at St Elizabeth Hospice

Volunteer gardener, Michael Allen, who helps to maintain the garden at St Elizabeth Hospice - Credit: Archant

St Elizabeth Hospice is opening its garden to the public next weekend.

The hospice garden is a haven for patients, visitors, volunteers and staff throughout the year. It features a pond full of fish, which is often visited by ducks; accessible raised beds; seating areas; a Wendy House and garden toys for children to enjoy and a Summer House for the adults.

The hospice garden, at 565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, will be open to the public on Saturday, July 23 from 11am–4pm.

It is free to visit, although donations to the hospice are welcome. There will also be a pop-up plant stall and gardening books for sale. as well as a performance by the St Elizabeth Hospice Choir, and cream teas and strawberries.

Nikki Brown, St Elizabeth Hospice’s partnerships fundraiser, said: “The garden is often described as the centre point and heart of the hospice. It is maintained throughout the year by our dedicated garden volunteers and is a lovely space which is enjoyed by everyone who comes to the hospice.

“This summer we have had 14 individuals and villages open their gardens in aid of the hospice, and we thought it would be lovely to open our hospice garden up, so even more people can enjoy the beautiful setting we have here.”