North Devon Hospice will open its gardens to the public on Sunday, allowing people to discover for themselves why so many patients and families enjoy the tranquillity and serenity of these beautiful grounds.

The gardens to the rear of North Devon Hospice will be open on Sunday (June 3). Picture: NDHThe gardens to the rear of North Devon Hospice will be open on Sunday (June 3). Picture: NDH

It will be free to enter and there will also be carvery lunches and cream teas to enjoy once visitors have explored the five-acre gardens.

Donna Warlow, head of facilities said this was an ideal opportunity for a free family day out: “Here at the hospice we’ve created a gorgeous environment for our patients and families to enjoy. It is our pleasure to share this with the whole North Devon community and invite you all to come and experience our beautiful gardens completely free of charge. It’s a great place for families to come and visit because we have big open lawns for kids to run about on, plus lots of interesting nooks and crannies to explore.

“Our paths are also wide, smooth and wheelchair-friendly, so people of all abilities will be able to enjoy the day with us.”

The gardens at North Devon Hospice include herbaceous borders, two large ponds, a rose garden, cherry orchard and a kitchen garden.

The gardens to the rear of North Devon Hospice will be open on Sunday (June 3). Picture: NDHThe gardens to the rear of North Devon Hospice will be open on Sunday (June 3). Picture: NDH

It will be open from 10am to 4pm on Sunday. For information call 01271 344248 or email info@northdevonhospice.org.uk.

The North Devon Hospice garden mazzard orchard. Picture: NDHThe North Devon Hospice garden mazzard orchard. Picture: NDH