Volunteers get their gloves on for Secret Garden Pruning Day!

Volunteers get their gloves on for Secret Garden Pruning Day!

Friday 12 April 2019

A team of enthusiastic volunteers got into the Spring cleaning spirit yesterday for Pruning Day at Glenfield Hospital's Secret Garden.

Led by Leicestershire Heritage Apple Project's Nigel Deacon, the group of five volunteers got their pruning gloves on and spent a lovely sunny day helping to treat and trim the neglected apple trees around the Secret Garden site.

Leicester Hospitals Charity's Trust's and Foundations Manager, Sue Stevenson, was on hand to help out the crew.

"We spent all morning pruning the trees, beginning the task of restoring these neglected apple trees and giving them the best chance of survival into the future," says Sue.

"These apple trees have been a part of the Secret Garden for years and years but have long gone without any management or maintenance, so they were in real need of some TLC!"

For another view on the day's activity, check out Sutton Elms.

Located behind the Mansion House on the grounds of Glenfield Hospital, the Secret Garden aims to provide a new, tranquil space of natural beauty for our patients, visitors and staff and the wider community to all enjoy.

We're looking for greenfingered folks to get involved as volunteers, supporters and donators to help us realise the full potential of this precious project.

Help give your community better health and wellbeing, education and relaxation opportunities by getting in touch with the Secret Garden team today.

To find out more about the project and how you can get involved in the Secret Garden now and in the future, email TheSecretGarden@uhl-tr-nhs.uk or Sue at sue.stevenson@uhl-tr.nhs.uk or call 0116 258 4114.