The beautiful, City Hospice Gardens, located at Ty Hosbis in Whitchurch, Cardiff, are entirely maintained by our volunteer gardeners.
Every week they prune, plant, tender the borders, maintain the lawns and create new and interesting displays, for the enjoyment of our patients, families and visitors. We are so grateful for all of their hard work and efforts.
One of our regular gardening volunteers, Karen Barlett shares with us why the City Hospice gardens means so much to her:
Karen lives in Rhiwbina, Cardiff and has been volunteering within the City Hospice Gardens since 2011. Whilst discussing her volunteering, Karen says, “I like doing something for others, meeting other people, and being outside. I really enjoy giving the patients that visit the hospice, something nice to look at and enjoy”.
“Every time I see the patients enjoying the gardens – it makes it all worthwhile”.
“My father died in 2010 and I was looking to channel my grief into something productive and positive. I joined the team of City Hospice volunteer gardeners and really enjoyed meeting all the other gardeners and felt much happier outdoors”
To people considering volunteering for the first time, Karen suggests “If you want to help people, do something positive, and feel good, I can’t recommend volunteering enough”.
A big thank you to Karen and our volunteer gardeners who keep the City Hospice Gardens looking so beautiful for patients, carers and visitors to enjoy.