Cllr Warren Davies the council’s lead member for environment explained:
“Once again our contractors have done a magnificent job preparing our parks and gardens for next year with springtime planting schemes and rather than letting the surplus bulbs and bedding go to waste they offered to donate them to a worthy cause.
“St Michael’s Hospice in Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards provides excellent holistic care and support for all those throughout Hastings and Rother affected by a progressive life-limiting illness or bereavement. We are very pleased to support this very worthy cause and look forward to seeing a really beautiful, welcoming display of tulips and primula in the hospice gardens early next year”.
Perdita Chamberlain, Head of Income Generation at St Michael’s Hospice added:
“We are delighted with the donation of beautiful plants and tulip bulbs for the Hospice garden. The garden at the Hospice is very special to staff, volunteers, patients and their families. It can be somewhere to simply enjoy the sunshine and relax, take a reflective and quiet walk at what may be a difficult time, or to place a plaque or flowers in remembrance of a loved one. The donated plants will make a welcome addition to our colourful garden and the tulips will create a vibrant welcome along the driveway next year. We are incredibly grateful to Hastings Borough Council for their generosity and support.”
The council also donated 300 plants to the residential care home, Old Hastings House.