Rotherham: Hospice garden is looking bloomin’ lovely

Mike Rysak, project manager at The Walled Garden; Mike Smith, of the Rotherham Rotary Club; together with volunteers and staff Kevin Thompson, Tony Richardson and Kathy Wilson
Mike Rysak, project manager at The Walled Garden; Mike Smith, of the Rotherham Rotary Club; together with volunteers and staff Kevin Thompson, Tony Richardson and Kathy Wilson

The garden at Rotherham Hospice is looking bloomin’ lovely thanks to a local garden centre.

Members of the Rotary Club of Rotherham decided to buy their plants from The Walled Garden at St Catherine’s, Balby - which provides support to people with mental health issues and learning disabilities - to help them put some colour in the hospice’s garden.

Mike Smith, a non-executive director for Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, which runs The Walled Garden, is also chairman of the Rotherham Rotary Club’s environmental committee. He said: “When we were discussing where to buy our plants from everyone thought that getting them from The Walled Garden was a great idea.”

“It’s a great project to support and I’m sure these plants will bring joy to the hospice’s patients and visitors.”

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