Winchester Hospice’s Psalm 23 garden, which won a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 as well as best sanctuary garden and best building in its class, was designed and created by multi-award winning designer Sarah Eberle .
After last September’s exhibition, the garden, which brings the famous text of “The Lord is my Shepherd” to life through green pastures and calm waters, was carefully transported and transplanted into the garden space of Winchester Hospice.
The Open Garden event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, and Hazel Southgate, Bible Society project storytelling manager, will be on hand to share the story of the garden’s journey.
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Visits are limited to six people at 20 minute intervals, due to Covid restrictions and the fact that Winchester Hospice is a working hospice, and can be booked on a first come, first served basis.
There will be no charge, but all donations from visitors will go to Winchester Hospice Fundraising Charity, which raises at least £500,000 each year to help Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT).
Nick Vaughan, chairman of the fundraising charity Winchester Hospice, said: “All those connected with the hospice are delighted that we can invite our supporters to view this beautiful garden, donated by the Bible Society.
“The garden is a haven of peace and calm that improves the quality of life for hospice patients as well as their loved ones and visitors.”
The hospice, located within the grounds of the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, is run by HHFT, which has hospitals in Winchester, Basingstoke and Andover.
It opened last September following the success of a £4.4million community-backed fundraising campaign which saw the former Burrell House nursing home converted into a hospice for inpatients with 10 beds.
The hospice houses the palliative care team and is a hub for the delivery of inpatient care, specialist outpatient services and therapies, and home patient care within the community. The new construction features state-of-the-art amenities, including self-cleaning tubs and self-assisted beds for patients, as well as skylights, heated floors, and en-suite bathrooms for each bedroom.
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