Sat, 16 May 2020
- Treetops Hospice Care
- , Derby Road
- , Risley
- , Derby
- , DE72 3SS
- , United Kingdom
£3 - adults, Children under 16yrs -free
We are delighted to be opening up our gardens as part of this year’s National Garden Scheme.
The site of Treetops Hospice Care is in the conservation area of Risley Village, and was formerly part of the grounds of Risley Hall, the home of Terah Hooley.
The hospice site was bought in 1986 and has welcomed guests since 1991. In July 2014, the new Clinical Support Centre, the Cheetham Centre, named after the founder Cally Cheetham was opened for bereavement care and counselling.
Planting around the buildings has been developed with guests and visitors in mind, perennial borders welcome guests on arrival and now includes a rose garden and herbaceous borders. In Spring the grounds provide a riot of colour from 1000’s of daffodils and other spring
flowers. The gardens, looked after entirely by volunteers, have been kept spacious with open aspects to allow an uplifting feeling.
The 12 acre site of woodland and grounds has been developed over the last 10yrs taking into consideration the needs and fundraising activities of the hospice. Raised wheelchair walkways allow guests to access the woodland areas plus a 20 minutes circular walk on bark chipped paths and raised walkways.
At the end of October 2019, Treetops gardens were judged as Level 5, “Outstanding” in the East Midlands in Bloom, “It’s your neighbourhood” Competition. The gardens were also awarded runners up in the Derbyshire Live Heroes Award for the Community Action.
You will be warmly welcomed to the hospice’s grounds from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 16 May . Admission is £3 per adult; children under 16yrs are free.
We will be serving light refreshments including teas and coffees. There will also be plants and homemade preserves on sale.
There is wheelchair access along raised walkways through part of the woods and along some tarmacked paths.
Dogs are allowed.