Garden in Rushall, near Diss, used as a hospital thank you

Christine and Philip Greenacre in their garden in Rushall which they will be opening to the public t

Christine and Philip Greenacre in their garden in Rushall which they will be opening to the public to raise money for the Big C at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital after they helped Philip get through his battle with cancer. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital (N&N) is set to benefit from a donation worth around £10,000 after successfully treating a cancer patient.

Philip Greenacre, who owns Furze House at Rushall near Diss, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015.

He was given radiotherapy for 37 days at the N&N and has praised the 'exceptional' care he was given.

To pay the hospital back he has organised two open garden events at Furze House, the second of which is from August 20-22, with the aim of raising £10,000.

The first open garden event, held in June, raised more than £5,000.

Mr Greenacre said: 'My treatment by staff at the N&N was nothing short of exceptional.

'Everyone always had a smile and were always positive.'

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Since moving into Furze Hall in 2008 the Greenacre family has expanded the garden.

It now comprises more than 50 beds of shrubs, perennials, and rare plants sourced from the UK and Europe. Entry to the garden is £3.50 and children go free. There will be light refreshments and salad lunches available. Dogs on leads are welcome. For more information call 01379 852375.

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