The Hospice Open Garden Trail helps support the work of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, a 228 bed hospice providing specialist care for people with a wide range of needs from rehabilitation to end of life care. Funds raised from the trail go directly to support patient care.
The garden trail offers a rare chance for members of the public to explore diverse private gardens boasting formal and more modern landscaping, beautiful flowers and greenery, walled wonderlands, favourite and exotic plants, shrubs, trees and garden architecture.
Campaign Manager Tina Connell said, “Each of our garden owners put in an immense amount of time and hard work into preparing their gardens and on the day they are on hand to share tips with the visitors.”
She added, “Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services urgently needs your crucial support to continue to provide high quality palliative care and reassurance to all our patients in our hospices and in their homes. By visiting one or more of these wonderful gardens you are helping us to deliver these vital services.”
This Saturday Brian and Patty Maher will open up Springhill Garden in Killiney on Saturday, from 2.30pm to 4pm, admission is €5. Blackrock Hospice will also play host to the Little Flower of Life event on Sunday, July 5th from 1 to 5pm.
On July 11th Carmel Buttimer will open up her garden at Ticknock Lodge in Sandyford, which features idyllic garden streams and stunning views of Dublin Bay. On July 19th members of the public are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the gardens of Joan Davis at Gorse Hill in Bray.
For full information on these gardens and other gardens that feature on the trail click here.