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University Hospitals Dorset NHS is calling individuals to open their glorious gardens to support local hospital patients

March 21, 2023

Bring spring to your garden and grow support for your hospitals by opening your garden to help your local NHS heroes go above and beyond for thousands of patients who depend on their care every day of the year.

By hosting a fun event of your own, every small donation can flourish into lifechanging funds for the local community at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Hospitals.

Right now, our hospital staff need you and your support as they work under pressure to provide the best care to more than 175,942 inpatients and 175,942 inpatients each year.

Funds raised by every supporter enables University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity to fund projects and equipment that go above and beyond to make a real difference to enhance the care and treatment of patients accessing NHS services.

People can select the ward or project that they would like their funds to go to. Sign up to open your own Glorious Garden between May and September now at

Every person hosting a Glorious Open Garden this year will receive a fundraising pack to help promote their event to their friends and neighbours.

Community Fundraiser, Janine Golding said: “An Open Garden event gives people a tangible way to make the most of their passion for gardening and love for their local NHS staff. People’s gardens require good care 24/7 which is no different to the support our amazing NHS Team provide to our patients. If people can use their green fingers and flare for flowers to help others, it couldn’t be a more beautiful way to fundraise.”

You don’t have to have the biggest of blooms or fruit-filled trees to share your garden with your friends and neighbours. If you’d like to simply open your garden or make more of an occasion out of it by hosting a glorious tea party or summer BBQ, it all goes the distance for your local wards and your hospital patients.