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Penny Brohn UK

North Somerset

3½ acre tranquil garden surrounds Georgian mansion with many mature trees, wild flower meadow, flower garden, cedar summerhouse, fine views from historic gazebo overlooking River Avon, courtyard gardens with water features. Garden is maintained by volunteers and plays an active role in the Charity’s Living Well with Cancer approach. Plants, teas, music and plenty of space to enjoy a picnic.
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    The 3.5 acre garden overlooking the River Avon provides a fine setting for an elegant Georgian mansion which is now the national centre of the Penny Brohn UK charity. The tranquil garden features many fine mature trees, a 0.75 acre wildflower meadow, courtyard gardens with fountains, a flower garden and lovely views over the surrounding countryside.

    The house was built in 1725 and became the home of Henry Bright, a wealthy Bristol merchant. The house remained in private ownership until 1895 and for the next 105 years was the Ham Green hospital. Penny Brohn UK purchased the building and after refurbishment and extension works, the charity moved into its new home in 2006.

    Penny Brohn UK is the leading charity in the UK providing support, alongside medical treatment, to help people make important changes to the way they live. The garden, which is maintained by a team of 25 volunteers, plays an active role in the charity’s ‘Living Well with Cancer’ approach as it provides our clients with a peaceful and calm space for quiet reflection and connection with nature in this difficult and stressful time of their lives. More information available at www.pennybrohn.org.uk

    The tranquil cloister garden lies in the heart of the building with a fine Japanese acer donated by our patron, HRH Prince of Wales. Another courtyard garden features a beautiful modern fountain and sundial designed by David Harber. The flower garden and summer-house built in 2012 is maturing well.

    Tours of the building and information about the work of the charity will be available. Teas, cakes, plants for sale, bee-keeping demonstration and music. Plenty of outside space to bring and enjoy a picnic. Our Wellbeing shop will be open.

Features and Attractions

Gift shop. Tours of centre to find out more about the work of Penny Brohn UK.

Penny Brohn UK- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

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Owner Information

Penny Brohn UK
01275 370076
fundraising@pennybrohn.org.uk
http://www.pennybrohn.org.uk

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How to find us

Penny Brohn UK
Chapel Pill Lane
Pill
North Somerset
Somerset
BS20 0HH

4m W of Bristol.
  • More detailed directions
    Off A369 Clifton Suspension Bridge to M5 (J19 Gordano Services). Follow signs to Penny Brohn UK and to Pill/Ham Green (5 mins).
Accessibility information

Some gravel and grass paths.

More about Penny Brohn UK

The 3.5 acre garden overlooking the River Avon provides a fine setting for an elegant Georgian mansion which is now the national centre of the Penny Brohn UK charity. The tranquil garden features many fine mature trees, a 0.75 acre wildflower meadow, courtyard gardens with fountains, a flower garden and lovely views over the surrounding countryside.

The house was built in 1725 and became the home of Henry Bright, a wealthy Bristol merchant. The house remained in private ownership until 1895 and for the next 105 years was the Ham Green hospital. Penny Brohn UK purchased the building and after refurbishment and extension works, the charity moved into its new home in 2006.

Penny Brohn UK is the leading charity in the UK providing support, alongside medical treatment, to help people make important changes to the way they live. The garden, which is maintained by a team of 25 volunteers, plays an active role in the charity’s ‘Living Well with Cancer’ approach as it provides our clients with a peaceful and calm space for quiet reflection and connection with nature in this difficult and stressful time of their lives. More information available at www.pennybrohn.org.uk

The tranquil cloister garden lies in the heart of the building with a fine Japanese acer donated by our patron, HRH Prince of Wales. Another courtyard garden features a beautiful modern fountain and sundial designed by David Harber. The flower garden and summer-house built in 2012 is maturing well.

Tours of the building and information about the work of the charity will be available. Teas, cakes, plants for sale, bee-keeping demonstration and music. Plenty of outside space to bring and enjoy a picnic. Our Wellbeing shop will be open.

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