Thursday, 27 February 2014

If you have a few hours to spare we are looking for some green fingered volunteer gardeners.

A host of golden daffodils will be blooming in Spring thanks to the  volunteer gardeners at Peace Hospice Care.  They have been busy planting thousands of donated tulips, daffodils and crocus bulbs at the front of the Hospice building and in the  courtyard garden.  

 But as Spring arrives they now need some extra green fingered  volunteers to help the  gardens grow.  

They are keen to recruit a hospice 'ground force' who can maintain flowerbeds, tend the patient gardens and ensure that the  tranquil and peaceful Hospice garden continues to show its true glorious colours of the seasons.

The Hospice  Inpatient Unit is  designed so that each room opens directly into a mini  garden giving patients and their visitors easy and private access to fresh air, flowers and plants.  Many patients can enjoy the view even if they are too unwell to leave their beds.

The benefit of having a tranquil space for patients and families to enjoy a courtyard landscaped garden is an important feature at the Hospice.

 Peace Hospice Care Chief Executive  Sue Plummer said 'We are proud to be able to offer patients the space and peace of a well tended garden.  Many patients and familes comment on how much they enjoy the smell of the flowers or the sight of natural flowers and plants growing outside their rooms.  We also receive many compliments on our glorious flowerbeds at the front of the building.  Maintaining our gardens takes a dedicated team and we are keen to find extra volunteers who can give time to our gardens.'

If you have a few hours to spare and  would like to join our green fingered gardeners, please call the volunteering team on   01923 330346.