Visit hospice’s bloomin’ marvellous gardens this July

On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July, Willowbrook Hospice in Prescot will once again be opening its beautiful award winning gardens to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS).

The Willowbrook gardens are one of only ten hospice gardens chosen to participate in the NGS. The gardens, which are spread over 5 acres, include 3 Japanese gardens, water features, a kitchen garden and formal gardens. This year, visitors will also be able to enjoy the new ‘Giving border’ which was planted in hues of blue thanks to donations of plants from members of the local community.

Nichola Saunders, Head of Fundraising at Willowbrook said: “We’re really proud of our beautiful gardens which have been designed to provide patients and visitors with a picturesque and tranquil place to unwind and relax. Last year the gardens attracted over 500 visitors and we’re thrilled that we’re able to open them up to the public again. Our gardeners and all our garden volunteers work so hard to maintain and develop the gardens and it’s wonderful that we’re able to invite people who wouldn’t normally see them to come along and enjoy them.”

The hospice gardens will be open 11am-4pm and entry is £3 for adults and free for children with profits going towards the NGS fund for nursing and caring charities.

For more information about the National Garden Scheme at Willowbrook Hospice visit