and Royal Magdalene Almshouses


700 years ago this delightful and peaceful garden would have been inside the original hospital building, which was barn-like in construction.

Here is a finger labyrinth, courtesy of a generous donation

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Thanks to a team of dedicated garden volunteers there is a sensitive planting scheme that gives visitors something to enjoy all year round.

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A re-opened doorway

Beyond the gate at the bottom of the garden there is a secret garden, an unexpected delight.