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Glorious Open Garden Day 2016

Whether Hospice supporters, horticultural fans or simply a family wanting a nice day out, everyone was catered for at Sunday’s Springhill Hospice Open Garden Day.

Head Gardener, Nick Dent, along with his assistant Harry and a team of hard working, dedicated volunteers, made sure the award winning hospice grounds were blooming for the annual open day.

But it wasn’t just the immaculate grounds that drew the visitors to Springhill, homemade cakes, handmade pizza topped with veg grown in the gardens and baked in a wood fired oven ensured there was something to everyone’s palate. A floral demonstration by Carol at Littleborough florist, The Flower & the Glory and expert advice for creating hanging baskets from Newbank Garden Centre all made for a special day.

“What a lovely day, all in aid of the Hospice.  Thank you to everyone who came along and to the amazing volunteers who gave up their time and expertise to help raise a ‘bloomin’ marvellous’ £1400 for Springhill Hospice” said Regular Giving Co-ordinator Elaine McConnell.

The money raised will go directly to patient care, making a difference to the patients and families at the Hospice. 

Elaine’s next event follows the food theme.  The Hospice’s Regular Giving Co-ordinator also organises the popular Hospice’s regular “Foods Around the World” evenings.  “Our next evening of culinary delight is at The Parthenon Taverna in Heywood on Thursday 8th September.  Meze, mates and more, all in aid of Springhill.  Contact Elaine 01706 641790 elaine.­mcconnell@­nhs.­net