Verbena Appeal

Commemorate a loved one and help create a beautiful floral display in memory of friends and family 
We invite you to support our new Verbena Appeal by growing some beautiful flowers in memory of someone special. In return for a donation of your choice towards patient care you will receive a small packet of seeds with a dedication card showing the name of the person you’re remembering.

To make a donation and dedicate your flowers please click here

If you have a garden you can sow the seeds at home, or you may wish to ask a friend or family member to sow them for you. We’ll also sow some seeds at the hospice on behalf of people who don’t have access to a garden. Supporters will be welcome to visit the hospice garden to view these flowers. Please let us know which option you prefer when you make your donation. 

Whether you sow your seeds at home or simply enjoy knowing that the hospice is sowing some on your behalf, growing these flowers together after such a difficult year will symbolise renewed hope and optimism as we look ahead to the future. 
The seeds can be sown straight in the ground in late May and will start flowering either this summer or next summer, producing tall, purple blooms from July to October each year after they first start to flower.

Once they start flowering, we will ask you to send us a photo of your blooms to create a permanent floral tribute on the hospice website. Everyone will be invited to view the online gallery and see all the dedications.

Whether your flowers start to bloom this summer or next year, together we will grow our online gallery as a long-term tribute to all those special people we’re celebrating with our beautiful display. 

You can take part with or without a personal link to the hospice, and whether you’ve been bereaved recently or some time ago. There's no minimum donation but please give what you can to help make this appeal a success in raising funds for patient care.

Please note that you will receive one pack of seeds, however many dedications you make with your donation. 

If you select the option for the hospice to sow some seeds on your behalf, you will receive a keepsake card showing your dedication but you will not receive any seeds - we will sow some at the hospice on your behalf. You will be welcome to visit the hospice garden to view the flowers once they come into bloom. 

Our grateful thanks go to Suttons for their help in supplying the Verbena flower seeds and to Card Factory Foundation for generously supporting the appeal. 

To make a donation and dedicate your flowers please click here

Alternatively you can make your donation and dedicate your flowers over the phone with the fundraising team on 01924 331400. 

Find full instructions for growing your flowers here


Thank you for your support.