Longford Castle estate will welcome visitors in June in support of national charity Horatio’s Garden. The private ancestral seat of the Radnor family for more than 300 years, built by Elizabeth I’s chief lady-in-waiting, opens its spectacular gardens to the public on June 6.
The charity’s patron, the Countess of Radnor, offered to host the annual Horatio’s Garden Plant Sale at her to help the charity raise funds to support their beautiful, accessible garden projects in NHS spinal injury centres across the UK. Each stunning sanctuary is said to offer a calm and comforting haven to help the physical health and psychological wellbeing of patients with spinal injuries, their families and the NHS staff who care for them.
Visitors can tour Longford Castle’s private, spectacular formal gardens while absorbing the remarkable architecture and atmosphere of this historic estate and they can also explore the old garden alongside the River Avon.
Unusual plants can be purchased, including plants donated from Sam Oven’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden.
Tea and homemade cakes will be served all afternoon in a marquee overlooking the Castle.
The charity’s bespoke merchandise is for sale, alongside handcrafted goods created by volunteers, and new ethical start-up Loungers Clothing ‘s unique, limited edition Horatio’s Garden loungers.
The day is sponsored by Casterbridge Wealth Investments, could be the perfect way to celebrate the easing of lockdown and a l way to support a cause that, like many, has had to overcome numerous obstacles throughout the past year to keep supporting people relying on them.
To ensure everyone’s safety, pre-booking for the Horatio’s Garden Plant Sale is essential. Tickets are available online now at www.horatiosgarden.org.uk/plantsale. Accessible car parking will be free and unlimited. The majority of the garden is accessible to wheelchairs.
Sunday June 6 from 2pm to 5pm.