Alan Titchmarsh digs plans for Winchester Hospice

BRITAIN’S best-known gardener has dug in to show his support for the campaign to create a hospice for Winchester.

Alan Titchmarsh, who is best known for hosting the BBC garden makeover series Ground Force, visited Burrell House at Royal Hampshire County Hospital to put the first spade in the ground in what will become the garden at Winchester Hospice.

The garden will allow patients and their loved ones to spend special time together. Alan, who is also a best-selling author and the Chancellor of the University of Winchester, was pleased to hear that such a space is being planned for the hospice.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to have this space within the grounds of Winchester Hospice to create a place where patients and their loved ones can spend time together enjoying the outdoors,” he said. “Gardens are an extension of any space, and having a garden is a vital part of hospice work. See more

You can hear all about the Hospice and the garden plans at our supper meeting on Monday 20 May. We will have Judith Charmer, shown above left with Alan Titchmarsh, with whom we have already helped with fundraising for the Hospice, and Simon Cramp who will give us an update on this exciting palliative unit and its garden, which we hope SI Winchester will be able to assist with. The Hospice is due to open in summer 2019.

See our calendar of events here