The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is offering all NHS workers free admission to any of its five gardens to thank them for their work, and to help celebrate the NHS’ 75th anniversary.

The charity’s five gardens are RHS Wisley off the A3 near Guildford, RHS Bridgewater in Salford (Greater Manchester), RHS Rosemoor in Torrington (Devon), RHS Hyde Hall in Chelmsford (Essex) and RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate (Yorkshire).

NHS employees will be given free access to any of these gardens from Wednesday, July 5, the official day of the NHS’ 75th anniversary, until Tuesday, July 11, when they present their staff ID badge at the welcome desk. No advance booking is required.

Helena Pettit, RHS Director of Shows and Gardens, said: “Inviting NHS staff to our RHS Gardens free-of-charge is just a small way for us to thank them for all the amazing work that they do.

"We hope as many NHS workers as possible are able to take up the offer and will enjoy some time away from work surrounded by plants and nature.”

The RHS and NHS are long-standing partners and most recently teamed-up to develop gardens in hospitals around the UK for NHS staff and patients.

Last year, the first ‘NHS Wellbeing Garden’ opened at University Hospital Lewisham.

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