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Acorns Children’s Hospice, open Garden, 1st July
« on: June 25, 2018, 03:47:34 PM »
Charity Opens Doors to Hidden Gardens

A Birmingham children’s charity is inviting members of the public to explore its hidden garden sanctuary just moments away from the city centre.

Acorns Children’s Hospice in Selly Oak is holding an Open Garden afternoon on Sunday 1 July allowing visitors a chance to experience first-hand its extensive garden sanctuary.

Acorns Volunteers Manager and event organiser, Dee McCann, said: “Whether you are a keen gardener or just want to spend time in some peaceful, beautifully designed surroundings, this is the event for you. We have lots going on for the whole family - there will be ice cream, homemade cakes and a variety of different plants for sale,

“There will also be a chance to meet our team of volunteer gardeners who will be on hand to answer any horticultural questions you may have.”

First opened in 1988, Acorns in Birmingham, based on Oak Tree Lane in Selly Oak is this year celebrating its 30th anniversary. The hospice provides specialist palliative care to life limited and life threatened children and young people and support for their families.

Dee continued: “Therapeutically, the hospice gardens are a hugely important part of the care Acorns provides. They offer a quiet sanctuary and an opportunity for families to spend quality time together.

“The gardens include a large rear garden, an allotment, a memorial garden and a quiet garden using thoughtful planting schemes to create a sense of peace and tranquillity.”
It costs £10 million per year for Acorns to run its services and the charity relies heavily on the local community to fund the majority of its activities. All proceeds from the Open Garden afternoon will go towards the charity to help it continue its vital care.
The event will take place between 12.30pm and 4pm, costs £2 to enter and is free for children.
To find out more about Acorns, visit: www.acorns.org.uk
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