Open gardens at Hatch House to raise funds for Salisbury Hospice

THE idyllic setting of Hatch House will be the venue for the Salisbury Hospice Charity Open Garden event next month.

On Saturday, September 2, thanks to the permission of Sir Henry and Lady Rumbold, the house will open its grounds in aid of the hospice.

Visitors will be able to savour stunning views of the Wiltshire countryside from the 17th century walled Dutch garden.

Opening from 11am to 5pm, Compton McRae will return with their barbecue, alongside a wide variety of stalls, including nearly-new glad rags, bric-a-brac, fabrics, vintage furniture and more.

Meanwhile, Lady Rumbold & Mrs Vernon’s famous clothes stall will be packed with amazing finds – a magnet for bargain hunters now boasting a tent for ladies and a tent for gentlemen.

A range of stalls will be on offer at the event

A range of stalls will be on offer at the event

Admission costs £5 for adults and £1 for children, with all proceeds from the event going to the Salisbury Hospice Charity.

Lady Rumbold supports the charity with a variety of fundraising events each year, and encouraged people to do their bit for the cause.

“We badly need the support of local volunteers for Salisbury Hospice Charity, which caters for young and old alike,” she said.

“The fund-raising events are enormous fun as well as charitable. Younger blood is needed to continue the important work of supporting patients with terminal illnesses and
their families.

“In the old days, community service was part of school education. We implore the
Tisbury community to please assist us in recruiting dynamic folks from local schools, youth clubs, sports facilities, the churches and elsewhere, to give some time helping the cause of Salisbury Hospice Care, which does crucial humanitarian work in support of the NHS.”

For more information on the charity, and volunteering, visit And for more on Hatch House, visit

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