The Kirkwood are opening their beautiful gardens to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme on Saturday July 31.

The gardens will be open from 10am to 3pm and organisers invite the local community to join them.

After a year of being unable to get out and about, this is a chance to enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of The Kirkwood gardens. 

On the day refreshments will be available and there will also be a chance to purchase a variety of plants and gardening tools plus gardening related books to help raise vital funds for the charity. There will also be a kiddies’ trail and floral related bric-a-brac.

The Kirkwood gardens are award-winning, having been awarded gold for several years in the renowned Yorkshire In Bloom awards. The Kirkwood also jointly won the Charitable Establishments category along with Barnsley Hospice in 2019. Their dedicated volunteer gardening teams do an exceptional job at maintaining the gardens all year round.

The stunning Kirkwood gardens

The gardens also provide patients who are admitted to the In-Patient Unit, and their families, the chance to spend time together making memories in a peaceful environment.

The In-Patient Unit includes a private terrace for each room that overlooks the gardens and many find comfort in sitting out and taking in the scenery.

The Kirkwood volunteer gardeners have been working hard over the last few months to bring the gardens back to life following lockdown, and developing new areas such as The Wildflower Lawn, Chef’s Garden and allotment.

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to private gardens across the country, helping to raise thousands each year for local charities like The Kirkwood.

If you would like to book or find out more CLICK HERE. Tickets are £4 for adults with under-16s free.