Abingdon Community Hospital outpatients’ entrance has had a floral transformation over recent weeks. There is now a vibrant Hebe bush and an array of potted plants brightening up the way and welcoming patients and visitors.

“This makeover simply would not have been possible if it wasn’t for our wonderful, committed volunteers,” said Jennie Shepherd, outpatients co-ordinator at Abingdon Emergency Multi-disciplinary Unit (EMU.)

Abingdon League of Friends organised a garden tea party, raising £274, which funded the project. Phil Selby donated the Hebe bush and Pippa Browning from Sunningwell Gardening Club gave her time and expertise to transform the entrance.

Fancy sticking your fingers into the soil?

We are looking for keen gardeners to help develop our ward and department garden spaces and have volunteering opportunities in multiple locations in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Our green spaces are often used for therapeutic activities, and planting, cultivating and developing the spaces is a rewarding part of supporting patients, their families and staff.

Have a look at our volunteering pages on how to get involved.

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