Published on: 23rd November 2023

Christmas Poster for Fair Horatio's Garden.pngAll staff, patients and visitors are invited to come along to Horatio's Garden Christmas Fair on Wednesday 29 November, from 12-3pm. It takes place in Horatio's Garden, adjacent to RNOH's Spinal Cord Injury Centre.

Find fantastic plants, beautiful silk cushions and lavender bags, hand-printed paper, glass jewellery, Christmas wreath making, a Christmas hamper, hot soup and mince pies! All proceeds will help Horatio's Garden continue nurturing the wellbeing of people after spinal injury in beautiful, vibrant sanctuaries. Horatio's Garden is accessed via the Wood Lane entrance to RNOH's Stanmore site. Please do not park in the Aspire sports centre car park but only use RNOH parking areas. Thank you.

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 that the gardens have supported their mental and physical rehabilitation.

The charity’s vision is to sustainably grow thriving communities and biodiverse gardens in all 11 NHS spinal injury centres in the UK. To date we have opened six gardens in the South West, Scotland, Stoke Mandeville, Midlands, London & South East and Wales with our seventh garden under construction in Northern Ireland and our eighth planned to open in Sheffield in 2024.