Rosie Scott-Bennett Events and Community Officer from the charity says “We are so pleased and grateful to be the chosen charity for the Humble Country Fayres this year and look forward to being part of the Thame Food Festival with Humble Country and also to supporting their own Christmas Fayre in 2023.”
Horatio’s Garden nurtures the wellbeing of people after spinal injury in beautiful, vibrant sanctuaries within the heart of NHS spinal injury centres. Leading designers create the accessible gardens where the charity’s team, alongside volunteers and creatives, care for people and plants alike.
Spinal cord injuries are traumatic events. The gardens are vital places for reflection and adjustment for people facing these life-changing injuries and long stays in hospital. The profoundly positive impact of a Horatio’s Garden is clear for patients, their loved ones and hospital staff. Research shows that 98% of beneficiaries see an improvement in their wellbeing with 88% reporting the gardens have supported their mental and physical rehabilitation.
The Buckinghamshire Horatio’s Garden at Stoke Mandeville opened in 2018 at the National Spinal Injuries Centre in Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The spinal centre is one of the largest and oldest in the UK, treating adults and children across the British Isles and Ireland.
Find out more about Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville here.