Cancer support group visits Twin Oaks, Hampshire

On Tuesday 4th July, as part of our Gardens & Health programme, a Macmillan Cancer Support group from Basingstoke visited Twin Oaks in Eastleigh, Hampshire. Garden owners Syd and Sue have been opening for the National Garden Scheme for five years and couldn’t have been more accommodating with visitors from the group saying:

“What amazing hosts were Sue and Syd…They were happy to talk with everyone and share their knowledge and experience and they were so welcoming…as well as the lovely tea and home-made cakes.”

Despite the drizzle, the group had a wonderful afternoon exploring the garden, chatting with people outside of the hospital environment and enjoying a lovely cup of tea and a slice of home-made cake. There was even an opportunity to purchase some plants grown by Syd and Sue for those who felt inspired to take ideas home to their own gardens.


Other members of the group said:

“It was a great day.  The gardens are well worth a visit, they are beautiful so peaceful and so interesting with many hidden surprises. The owners were so welcoming and were happy to walk round the garden and point out the interesting plants and tell us how the garden was created, not to mention the lovely cup of tea and homemade cake which finished the trip on a high note!!  Was especially lovely to be able to buy some plants which they had nurtured from the garden and extremely good prices.  All round a very successful outing, thank you for organising this for us.”

“Had a FAB afternoon – lovely Garden brought some plants tea and cake and a good chat and laughter made a very enjoyable time.”

“Both my mum and I totally loved Sue and Syd’s beautiful garden.  It was simply lovely, tranquil and very relaxing. The range of flowers and the way they have developed their garden is truly inspirational.”

Visits to National Garden Scheme gardens are offered to staff and service users from the beneficiary charities that we support as part of our Gardens & Health programme. They provide a moment of respite and restoration for many. Our garden owners and partners have also hosted visits in Hampshire for a local Parkinson’s UK group (click here to read more) and at the London Wetland Centre at Barnes for young carers (click here).

Twin Oaks has opening dates in August and By Arrangement – for more details CLICK HERE.

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