Lewis- Manning Hospice Care launches ‘Loving Your Garden’ campaign and partners with Dorset horticulturist David Hurrion

May 10, 2021

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has launched a brand-new campaign called ‘Loving Your Garden’.  The initiative will run for 4 months, from 4th May until the end of August. The charity hospice is encouraging everyone to fall in love with their outdoor spaces this Spring and Summer. With the help of David Hurrion, acclaimed gardening journalist and associate editor of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, and the charity’s fantastic prize draw, all of Dorset will be sure to achieve a space they love!

David Hurrion said, “For me, gardens and growing spaces are not just somewhere to grow plants, but they are all about people and memories. They help to forge links between the generations and allow us to grow plants that remind us of loved ones, relations and friends. And these memories are all the more important during end-of-life care, which is why I am delighted to be supporting the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care ‘Loving Your Garden’ campaign which is all about sharing our special places in our local area.”

Area Fundraiser Vicki Gray advised, “We are really excited to be launching ‘Loving Your Garden’ it’s an opportunity for people to showcase and celebrate their favourite garden spaces, whether that be a garden, a kitchen windowsill, balcony, prized allotment or a public space that inspires them. We will be asking the public to share images of their favourite spaces on social media using the hashtag #LovingYourGarden

​“We are delighted that last year’s Glorious Gardens judge and Dorset horticulturist David Hurrion is supporting the charity again.

“Each month there will be a specific focus and theme; how gardens can help to promote mental health, physical health, social and environmental health.  With David’s help we will also be providing monthly videos to support our themes.  He will be offering advice, hints, tips and guidance to supporters to enable and encourage them to further develop, enjoy and love their gardening spaces.  We all know after the challenging year we’ve all experienced how important being outdoors is and the mental health benefits it brings. Video content will include items such as how to invite wildlife into your garden, making your garden eco-friendly, staying fit in the garden and much more.

”As part of ‘Loving Your Garden’ we will be running a Summer Prize Draw, with some fabulous prizes including a garden dining set, bistro table and chairs, a hanging egg chair, an Ooni pizza oven, plus many more garden goodies. We are extremely grateful for the generosity and support of local companies, including Dunelm, Eco Sustainable Solutions, Fire in a Box, Bex Triggs Yoga and WilsonPT, who have donated prizes for the prize draw.”

Tickets for the prize draw cost just £2 a ticket and can be purchased from the website lewis-manning.org.uk/loving-your-garden


About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.

These include:

– Day hospices, virtual and in person

– Creative arts & wellbeing support

– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients

– Better breathing clinic

– Family bereavement & support

Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.

To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.

Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.

Registered charity no. 1120193