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St Barnabas House Hospice

Worthing

Our grounds have a central courtyard garden like an exotic atrium with seating, water features and abundant foliage from tree ferns, magnolias and katsura trees. Outside there is a large pond with fountain-aerator, adding tranquillity with the sound of running water. There is also a lavender maze, meadow and areas depicting roundhouses which were part of a settlement dating back to 800BC.
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    St Barnabas House hospice has been open since 1973, and provides specialist palliative care for adults with cancer or advanced, progressive, life-limiting illnesses in the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfieldareas. In 2011 we moved into our new, purpose built hospice, and the main entrance features beds with sorbus trees with a classic combination of rudbeckia and miscanthus.

    The gardens are an integral part of caring for patients, and every room in our In-Patient Unit has a door to the patient gardens (not open to the public). Areas have been created where patients can watch birds at the bird feeders, and plants are chosen for their sensory feel, texture,smell and colour.

    The central courtyard is known as the ‘Green Heart of St Barnabas’ and is open to all. The principal idea of the Green Heart is to have a densely planted area with a temperate approach and a contrast betweenshape, form and colour. Tree ferns give a sub-tropical feel, as well as a spectacular tetrapanax, the rice paper plant, and banana plants. Also in this area are beautiful katsura, magnolia and aralai trees, the latter better known as the walking stick tree.On the back wall (to the right of the hospice chapel), paulownia is cut each spring to produce large leaves more than a metre across. It can produce spikes of violet flowers giving its common name, the fox glove tree. A nice mixture of clematis and goldenhop scramble up the wall on wires to produce leaf colour and flowers. The atmosphere here is one that encourages you to relax, chat and reflect.

    Moving on into the grounds, a beautiful area to walk around with plenty of benches to stop awhile is the pond area, which attracts plenty of wildlife, but also helps to balance the water table on the site.A stunning new fountain-aerator adds tranquillity with the sound of running water. We have moorhens and chicks nearly every summer and last year we also had ducks. Damsel flies and red and blue dragon flies, long and short tailed, as well as butterflies loveit here, and we have also seen newt tadpoles and water voles. The pond contains a mix of reeds, rushes, iris and water mint. Large and small leaved water lilies bring colour to the pond, with blocks of yellow and purple loosestrife.

    Beside the pathway around the pond is the lavender maze which reflects the ‘circle of life’ and attracts bees and other insects - the smell is just wonderful! A mix of ash, alder and sweet chestnut trees forma barrier between the garden and the road, all of which are commonly found in Sussex. Up from the maze, the wild grass and flower meadow provide natural summer colour and scent, attracting bees and butterflies, birds and small mammals.

    The bank next to the meadow is planted to give a mix of shape, leaf and colour, with buddleia, cotinus, hazel and dogwoods, winter sweet, hydrangeas and eleagnus. In this mix there are also golden elders,California lilac and mahonia.

    Our onsite coffee shop serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, light lunches, ice creams, cakes and snacks.

    We are very proud of our gardens, which we maintain with help from a team of volunteers. We know they give a great deal of pleasure to our patients and their families and we look forward to sharing them with you when you visit.

St Barnabas House Hospice- Canceled

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St Barnabas House Hospice
2 Titnore Lane
Goring-By-Sea
Worthing
Sussex
BN12 6NZ

W of Worthing & just N of the r'about between the A259 & the A2032.
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    Titnore Lane can be accessed via the A27 from the N, the A259 from the W (Littlehampton) or the A2032 from the E (Worthing).
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Good access to the site, central courtyard, main surrounding gardens and car park. Pond area paths can be affected by heavy rain.

More about St Barnabas House Hospice

St Barnabas House hospice has been open since 1973, and provides specialist palliative care for adults with cancer or advanced, progressive, life-limiting illnesses in the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfieldareas. In 2011 we moved into our new, purpose built hospice, and the main entrance features beds with sorbus trees with a classic combination of rudbeckia and miscanthus.

The gardens are an integral part of caring for patients, and every room in our In-Patient Unit has a door to the patient gardens (not open to the public). Areas have been created where patients can watch birds at the bird feeders, and plants are chosen for their sensory feel, texture,smell and colour.

The central courtyard is known as the ‘Green Heart of St Barnabas’ and is open to all. The principal idea of the Green Heart is to have a densely planted area with a temperate approach and a contrast betweenshape, form and colour. Tree ferns give a sub-tropical feel, as well as a spectacular tetrapanax, the rice paper plant, and banana plants. Also in this area are beautiful katsura, magnolia and aralai trees, the latter better known as the walking stick tree.On the back wall (to the right of the hospice chapel), paulownia is cut each spring to produce large leaves more than a metre across. It can produce spikes of violet flowers giving its common name, the fox glove tree. A nice mixture of clematis and goldenhop scramble up the wall on wires to produce leaf colour and flowers. The atmosphere here is one that encourages you to relax, chat and reflect.

Moving on into the grounds, a beautiful area to walk around with plenty of benches to stop awhile is the pond area, which attracts plenty of wildlife, but also helps to balance the water table on the site.A stunning new fountain-aerator adds tranquillity with the sound of running water. We have moorhens and chicks nearly every summer and last year we also had ducks. Damsel flies and red and blue dragon flies, long and short tailed, as well as butterflies loveit here, and we have also seen newt tadpoles and water voles. The pond contains a mix of reeds, rushes, iris and water mint. Large and small leaved water lilies bring colour to the pond, with blocks of yellow and purple loosestrife.

Beside the pathway around the pond is the lavender maze which reflects the ‘circle of life’ and attracts bees and other insects - the smell is just wonderful! A mix of ash, alder and sweet chestnut trees forma barrier between the garden and the road, all of which are commonly found in Sussex. Up from the maze, the wild grass and flower meadow provide natural summer colour and scent, attracting bees and butterflies, birds and small mammals.

The bank next to the meadow is planted to give a mix of shape, leaf and colour, with buddleia, cotinus, hazel and dogwoods, winter sweet, hydrangeas and eleagnus. In this mix there are also golden elders,California lilac and mahonia.

Our onsite coffee shop serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, light lunches, ice creams, cakes and snacks.

We are very proud of our gardens, which we maintain with help from a team of volunteers. We know they give a great deal of pleasure to our patients and their families and we look forward to sharing them with you when you visit.

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