Bishop of Norwich to open his private garden in aid of hospital charity

The first opening of the Bishop of Norwich's private garden in 2012 will be in aid of the Friends of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Taking place from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, May 13, the four acre site has a great selection on offer, including a grass labyrinth leading to the 400-year-old pear tree, a kitchen garden, boxed rose garden with fountain, bamboo glade and central lawn.

Visitors can walk around the beautiful gardens then relax with a cup of tea and piece of cake.

There will also be a free quiz to keep children occupied.

Last entry to the garden is at 4.30pm. Admission costs �3 per adult, and accompanied children get in for free.

David Prior, chairman of the friends of the hospital, said: 'We were delighted to be chosen as the nominated charity for the first opening of the private gardens this year.

'We're hoping that with all the warm weather we have had early this year, the garden will be looking beautiful in May.'

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The Friends of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a registered charity which seeks to improve the experience of patients, friends and their families.

It has recently funded, for example, an ultrasound machine in the Acute Medical Unit, a laparoscopic stack used for patients with gynaecological cancer and a high dependency incubator cot in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Tickets for the open garden are available by contacting fundraising@nnuh.nhs.uk or by calling 01603 287107.

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