Every spring, our gardens start to bloom with lots of wonderful flowers and colours, but it’s the bright, happy, yellow daffodils that stand out particularly to most and brighten up our days.  

In the autumn of 2019, Hillier Garden Centre in Eastbourne kindly donated around 500 daffodils to the hospice to be planted, ready for spring this year.

The garden centre are great supporters of the hospice; they often donate raffle prizes to be used in our Open Gardens events and over the last year they have got to know our Gardener, Kevin, and the volunteers well when they visit for more plants and products for the gardens. ‘When we had surplus daffodils left last season I knew the man who would put them to best use, to be enjoyed by as many as possible,’ said Dan Dunbar, who works at the garden centre.

At the beginning of March, Dan came back to visit to see how the gardens were looking now the daffodils have bloomed, and to admire the great work of Kevin and his team.

‘The daffodils had been used brilliantly to extend some that were already planted,’ he said, ‘creating an impressive bank of colour, enhancing the garden that is enjoyed by many - at a time when it's needed more than ever.’

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Hillier Garden Centre, we're hugely grateful for their donation. 

Unfortunately our hospice public spaces are closed for the time being; however we hope you can enjoy the photos of the daffodils that we have included in this post. If you have any flower beds full of daffodils or other beautiful plants, we would love to see them! You can share them via [email protected] or our St Wilfrid’s Community group on Facebook.