One of the great summer pleasures is to go and visit wonderful gardens. The Cornwall Hospice Care Open Gardens Programme offers you the chance to see some gardens that are not often open to the public and their owners work very hard to prepare them for us, specifically to raise money towards our care.
9 acres of woodland and ponds, kept as natural and wild as possible with sympathetic planting of native trees and plants mixed with a few exotic varieties, encouraging butterflies and bees.
Every year it costs over £5 million to provide the specialist care we offer to our in and out patients. Only 20% of this is funded through a contribution from Cornwall’s NHS Commissioners, in simple terms, the NHS contribution pays for 71 days of care each year. In a calendar year that’s only enough to get us to the 12th March. We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our 32 shops.