The gardens at Trinity, situated just off Clapham Common, provide a tranquil outside space for our patients and families to take some time to relax and unwind.

Mum noticed the garden when she first arrived at Trinity, she was passionate about flowers – it was such a green haven of tranquillity (Susan Macdonald, whose mother Margaret Kaye was cared for by Trinity).

Trinity’s gardens span 2-acres of cornflower and wildflower meadow areas and include an ornamental pond and mixed flower beds. There are at least 30 different kinds of shrubs, a collection of eight fruit trees, specimen magnolias, and much wildlife. The garden also hosts three bee hives, which are home to the bees producing the famous Trinity Hospice Honey.

Royal Trinity Hospice gardens Royal Trinity Hospice garden pond Royal Trinity Hospice meadow  Royal Trinity Hospice plants

A significant re-building programme of our gardens was undertaken in 1981 to improve the patient care environment at Trinity. You can learn more about the history of Trinity’s gardens here.

Trinity’s gardens are maintained by our head gardener Terry, and a hard-working group of garden volunteers. If you would like to help keep Trinity’s gardens a special place for our patients and families, you can, 

Check out our volunteer opportunities

More about what's in our gardens

There are at least thirty different kinds of shrubs, over thirty-five types of herbaceous plants and twenty-five varieties of shrub roses. The garden also includes forty-seven different types of hellebore, a collection of twelve herbaceous geraniums, eight fruit trees (cherry, pear and apple) as well as three specimen magnolias – Magnolia x Wiesenrti, Magnolia x little Ann and Magnolia Depspota.  In the spring there is an abundance of bulbs in flower – over 4,000 mixed daffodils and narcissi along with 3,000 grape hyacinths.

Bird and hedgehog boxes attract much wildlife and the pond is home to goldfish, mature koi carp, dragonfly and damselfly. There are two wild flower meadows – a mixed cornflower meadow by the pond and a mixed wildflower meadow near to the five bee hives which are home to the bees producing the famous Trinity Hospice Honey.

Ducks at Trinity

Royal Trinity Hospice honey