Hospice gardens

THE beautiful gardens at the new St Barnabas House will be under the spotlight on Wednesday next week, September 14, when the National Gardens Scheme holds a special talk at the hospice. Lesley Chamberlain, assistant county organiser for the scheme will be the speaker at the hospice, in Titnore Lane, Worthing at 7pm.

The gardens, which feature extensive planting, landscaping and water features, are an integral part of the hospice. During consultation on the building and design of the new hospice, patients, staff and visitors highlighted the importance of gardens and open space, and this feedback was reflected in the design of the new St Barnabas House. Weather permitting, the evening will include a brief tour of the gardens, which create a sensory experience, with a mixture of colours, textures and scents.

There will also be a raffle on the night, with the proceeds shared between St Barnabas House and the NGS.

The talk is being held as part of the National Gardens Scheme’s support for Help the Hospices, the national charity which supports hospice care throughout the UK. Tickets are £5 including tea/coffee and biscuits. Contact 01903 254777.