St Wilfrid’s Open Garden and Rainbow Revival event

St Wilfrid’s Hospice is inviting people from across the area to visit its award-winning garden during its Open Garden and Rainbow Revival event.

The annual event, on Sunday, August 5, will give visitors the opportunity to create a rainbow of messages in memory of loved ones and take a tour of the garden.

The garden is kept in a beautiful condition thanks to a dedicated team of volunteer gardeners.

While enjoying the peace and tranquillity, visitors will be able to enjoy a glass of Pimm’s and some home-made cakes prepared by the hospice chef and volunteers.

There will be plenty to see and do throughout the day, including music from the Amabile Trio, a Tai Chi demonstration and a circus skills workshop.

A whole host of stalls will be run by volunteers from several of the hospice’s support groups, ranging from plants to jewellery to handmade cards, a tombola and fruit basket raffle.

A medical herbalist will also be there and Owls-4-u will be bringing some of their rescue owls along.

A donation at the door will also entitle visitors to a ticket to a lucky prize draw.

Hilary Gilson, an award-winning gardener and chairman of the Southbourne Support Group, will be giving a talk between 2.30pm-3pm about her garden which she opens every year in aid of St Wilfrid’s.

Hilary is a multiple winner of Chichester District Council’s annual Gardens Competition in the Front Garden category and has also won the Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies’ Peter Maunder Trophy, where she now judges these events.

The Open Garden and Rainbow Revival event is taking place between 2pm-5pm at the Hospice in Grosvenor Road, Chichester.

For more information, contact communications and events manager Jill Dennison on 01243 755827.