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The Memorial Gardens, Haslar Hospital, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AA
Entry through the green pedestrian gates on Haslar Road.
Shore Leave Haslar is based in the Memorial Garden at Royal Haslar Hospital and it is a horticultural therapy project for Service Veterans who have physical and mental health support needs.
This beautiful and peaceful garden has both historic and contemporary aspects. In former years, it was a cemetery for the hospital, so there are some very interesting graves to discover and, since it closed, many memorial trees have been planted, some of which are quite unusual.
There has been much published recently about the therapeutic aspects of gardening and at Shore Leave Haslar you are able to see how they use gardening as therapy for the Veterans. You’ll see how they grow vegetables and flowering plants from seed and nurture them to maturity. One of their specialties is chillies. New projects are introduced each year and this time they have a fruit cage and a gourd arch. The white garden is maturing as it reaches the year point.
There will be refreshments available including home-made cakes and an opportunity to purchase items made by veterans and volunteers.
Come for as long as you like; although there are no organised guided tours, information will be available and you may be lucky enough to get a volunteer who can tell you more of the history.
- Saturday 14 September: 1100-1500
- Sunday 15 September: 1100-1500
No Booking Needed – Just turn up and enjoy
To avoid congestion on Haslar Road please try to use the car park which is accessed through the old hospital main gate.
Dogs welcome on leads.
Shore Leave Haslar
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Parking is in the Visitors Car Park which is to the right of the main gate. Directions for the entry points to the garden will be in place on the day.