St Barnabas Hospice’s award-winning garden in Louth opens to visitors

23rd August 2016

St Barnabas Hospice opens prize-winning garden to the wider public in September

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice’s award winning garden at their flagship Louth base will be open to visitors on Friday 30th September from 2.30pm until 4.30pm.

The garden, entitled Nature and Nurture, was donated by Caitlin McLaughlin the RHS Young Designer of the Year winner and combines green spaces for human health and wellbeing with nature conservation.

The garden was donated in memory of Caitlin’s friend, Jane McCarthy who was cared for by St Barnabas Hospice in her final days.

Caitlin said: “It is a real pleasure to be able to donate my show garden as a memorial garden for our dear family friend Jane. I really wanted to do something in her memory and to bring comfort to others in the hospice that may need a garden space to relax in.”

St Barnabas is the principal provider of end-of-life care across East Lindsey and has run Louth Hospice on Grimsby Road since it first opened its doors to clients more than two years ago.

Nicky Ingall, General Manager for St Barnabas Hospice, said:

“The Open Garden afternoon is a wonderful opportunity for people to visit the beautiful hospice garden and our excellent hospice facilities. Our tranquil hospice garden looks out over miles of open fields and is a cherished place that is enjoyed by our patients and their families.

“We are absolutely overjoyed that Caitlin generously chose to support our hospice with this amazing donation. Having access to outdoor space is really important to the health and wellbeing of our patients and studies show that it has therapeutic benefits and encourages relaxation.”

The Open garden afternoon will allow visitors the opportunity to meet staff and volunteers, tour the building and get to know more about the hospice services available.

Admissions to the garden is free. Light refreshments will be provided on the day and free onsite parking is available.

Louth Hospice is located on Grimsby Road LN11 0SX.

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