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Open gardens

Event details

We’re opening our gardens once against this year as part of the National Garden Scheme.

We’ll be running tours of our amazing patient gardens;

  •  11am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3pm

You’ll be able to walk through part of the patient gardens and enjoy the relaxed and tranquil pond, meadow and kitchen gardens before visiting the plant sale and refreshment area.

Groups are limited to 10 guests each with tickets to be booked in advance only through the NGS website. Tickets are £5 per adult (Ticket price goes to the NGS and plant and refreshment sales to St Barnabas House)

We’re looking forward to sharing the gardens with you!

Location: Lancing
When: Sunday 11th September 2022 at 11:00am
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St Barnabas House
2 Titnore Lane
BN12 6NZ

Barnabee gardening

A bit about our gardens

The gardens are an integral part of caring for patients, and every room in our In-Patient Unit has a door to the private patient gardens. Areas have been created where patients can watch birds at the bird feeders, and plants are chosen for their sensory feel, texture, smell and colour. The central courtyard is known as the ‘Green Heart of St Barnabas’ and is open to all. The principal idea of the Green Heart is to have a densely planted area with a temperate approach and a contrast between shape, form and colour. Tree ferns give a sub-tropical feel, as well as a spectacular tetrapanax, the rice paper plant, and banana plants. Also in this area are beautiful katsura, magnolia and aralia trees, the latter better known as the walking stick tree.

Could you volunteer?

We're also looking for some friendly faces to come and volunteer with us.