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Munsinger Gardens

From Sawmill to Flower Garden

The history of St. Cloud’s Munsinger Gardens may be compared to the garden’s well-worn paths; for both have interesting and unexpected turns. During the 1880s the lower east bank of the Mississippi River was the site of a sawmill. But by 1915 the city purchased the area for use as a neighborhood park. Eventually, the site became known as Riverside Park and Munsinger Gardens, the latter section named in honor of a former superintendent of parks, Joseph Munsinger. Munsinger Gardens has experienced many different stages of development. Improvements to the gardens occurred during the Great Depression through the Works Progress Administration. Projects from this period included planting trees and flowerbeds. Other additions included the creation of rock-lined paths, a lily pond, and a fountain. However, most of the work in developing the garden was directed by Joseph Munsinger. The first greenhouse was built in 1938. While the original greenhouse is gone, new ones stand in its place, and garden staff continues the tradition of growing flowers that help beautify this wonderful jewel known as Munsinger Gardens.

The Gardens

Events in the Garden

Photography in the Gardens

2017 Photo Contest More

Music in the Gardens

Art Fair in the Gardens

Artists are welcome to inquire.

Visitor Information

Riverside Drive S. E. St. Cloud, MN 56301

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Hospice South Auckland, Hospices in The Gardens #lancaster #gate #hotel

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About us

Hospice South Auckland offers a comprehensive hospice/palliative care service. Our services are free to all patients and their caregivers, thanks to the generosity of the people in the community who make donations and bequests to help meet costs.

We support people living in the South Auckland area. This covers from Mangere, Panama Rd (Mt Wellington) to Bucklands Beach in the north to Karaka, Drury, Ararimu and across to Matingarahi in the south.

Hospice South Auckland is a registered charity (CC21683). The District Health Board provides approximately 70% of our total operating costs. The remaining $2.68 million plus each year, is raised through donations, hospice shop income and fundraising.

Opening Hours

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Products and services
  • Hospice
  • Community palliative care
  • An In Patient Unit with 9 beds
  • Counselling support for patients and family
  • Education and training
  • Day stay unit




St Luke s Hospice Open Garden Event, Plymouth, Devon – Gardens –

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St Luke’s Hospice Open Garden Event, Plymouth, Devon

Gardens ranging from the unique and personal to the very grand are opening across the county for a very good cause.

From April, St Lukes Hospice, Plymouth, is launching the scheme to give the public a chance to discover the beautiful, often hidden, gems of the South West. Located across Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall, each garden will open up throughout the year to help raise vital funds for the charity.

Hayley Dann, Fundraising Manager for St Lukes said: We really do have some fantastic gardens ranging from the unique and personal to the grand and immaculate grounds of some of the regions stately homes. By launching now and going through to the summer, the public will get to see the gardens at their finest.

St Lukes Hospice relies heavily on community fundraising as Government funding covers less than 30% of its annual 5m running costs. Each year, St Lukes needs to raise at least 3.5m from the communities it serves in order to stay open. That is why public support is so very important. Organisers hope that the Open Garden Scheme will be a fresh new idea that helps to raise valuable funds whilst giving local people the opportunity to appreciate beautiful gardens, some of which they might not normally have access to.

As well as featuring some of the most extravagant and impressive gardens in the South West, including the truly spectacular property and grounds of Gnaton Hall, Yelverton, a number of St Lukes supporters have signed up to showcase private gardens that are not normally on show to the public. Visitors will definitely be spoilt for choice.

One such supporter is Clem Spencer, who is known throughout Plymouth for his beautiful garden. Each year, Clem opens it up in aid of St Lukes and holds an art exhibition. This gives visitors the chance to appreciate the exhibition in a tranquil space surrounded by the beauty of Clems garden. The many hours he spends preening and pruning ensures that it is always at its very best.

If taking a stroll around magnificent gardens isnt enough, there will be art exhibitions, plant sales and the promise of much more besides meaning that there will be something for the whole family.

St Lukes has been providing specialist free palliative medical and nursing care for patients from across Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall since 1982. Staff and volunteers are passionate that patients should have dignity and choice at a time in their lives when they may feel they have none.

There is a shared vision at St Lukes and that is to provide the very best care to all life-limited and terminally ill patients wherever their preferred place of care might be hospice, hospital or home. It is fundraising initiatives such as the Open Garden Scheme that help to make that vision a reality.

A brochure, complete with dates and details for each garden involved will be available soon from the charitys website. So, this year, why not support St Lukes and take the opportunity to walk around some of the South Wests most exquisite gardens you will be assured of a warm welcome!

Pamela Tibbs, 6 Ridge Park Rd, Plympton, Plymouth

Contact: Lorna Baker 07917233350





Hospice in the Weald Open Gardens 2016 #cancer #hospice #care

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Hospice in the Weald Open Gardens 2016

HOSPICE IN THE WEALD OPEN GARDENS 2016

Enjoy another summer with the Hospice in the Weald Open Gardens scheme which gives you a rare chance to take a look around some of the finest gardens in our area. Grateful thanks go to all the owners for their hard work and kindness in opening up the secrets of their private gardens.

This year’s brochure introduces some fascinating new gardens for you to enjoy. Cottage gardens, formal showpieces, wildlife havens, village walkabouts……. there’s something here for everyone; from creative gardeners looking for fresh and exciting inspiration to visitors seeking somewhere lovely to wander with a cup of tea and cake at the end. The Open Gardens scheme begins on Sunday 1st May at Lyewood House, Hartfield and runs through to September.

Open Gardens raised over £30,000 last year which goes towards the £7million needed annually for Hospice in the Weald to maintain its vital services to our community – and we promise that 90p of every £ raised goes directly to patient care.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to last year’s success. With the exciting new destinations in the new brochure we hope that many more of you will be encouraged to come along with your family and friends to help us reach more and more patients in our community.

To order a brochure or for more details about Hospice in the Weald Open Gardens please contact:

Pam Coleman on 01892 820502





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Hospice in the Weald Open Gardens 2017

HOSPICE IN THE WEALD

It’s always a proud moment when your garden comes into full bloom and you can stand back and enjoy the results of your creativity and hard work. And there’s a special reward in being able to share your achievements with admiring visitors.

Hospice in the Weald is inviting you to open your gates for a day to gardening enthusiasts and share the delights of your garden and raise money for a great cause at the same time.

The Hospice’s Open Gardens brochure each year features a varied and enticing choice of gardens which this year brought in £25,000 for the charity. But the organisers would love to expand the range even further in 2017.

“It’s always exciting to see new gardens which the owners might never have considered putting on show,” said Pam Coleman, who runs the hospice’s Open Gardens scheme. “We’d love to be able to offer an even greater choice.”

There’s no limit to the style of garden that visitors might enjoy ­- small ones to inspire creativity, larger areas to explore, gardens for wildlife enthusiasts and interesting ideas for fruit and vegetable plots.

Pam says: “Gardens can be small, big or quirky as long as they are interesting and reflect the owners’ passion for gardening. We would like to invite gardeners to contact us this autumn ready for the next brochure. Owners need not be nervous about taking part ­– many who have done so often tell us how much pleasure they get from the comments and interest of enthusiastic visitors.

”And there’s the reward of knowing they are helping the Hospice’s drive to raise £7million a year to keep our vital services free for the patients who need them.”





Hospice in the Weald Open Gardens 2016 #book #hotels #online

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Hospice in the Weald Open Gardens 2016

HOSPICE IN THE WEALD OPEN GARDENS 2016

Enjoy another summer with the Hospice in the Weald Open Gardens scheme which gives you a rare chance to take a look around some of the finest gardens in our area. Grateful thanks go to all the owners for their hard work and kindness in opening up the secrets of their private gardens.

This year’s brochure introduces some fascinating new gardens for you to enjoy. Cottage gardens, formal showpieces, wildlife havens, village walkabouts……. there’s something here for everyone; from creative gardeners looking for fresh and exciting inspiration to visitors seeking somewhere lovely to wander with a cup of tea and cake at the end. The Open Gardens scheme begins on Sunday 1st May at Lyewood House, Hartfield and runs through to September.

Open Gardens raised over £30,000 last year which goes towards the £7million needed annually for Hospice in the Weald to maintain its vital services to our community – and we promise that 90p of every £ raised goes directly to patient care.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to last year’s success. With the exciting new destinations in the new brochure we hope that many more of you will be encouraged to come along with your family and friends to help us reach more and more patients in our community.

To order a brochure or for more details about Hospice in the Weald Open Gardens please contact:

Pam Coleman on 01892 820502





Galveston Hotel near Moody Gardens #best #hotel #website

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Galveston Beach, TX

Relax near Moody Gardens at Galveston Beach

Located right across from the beach, the Country Inn Suites By Carlson . Galveston Beach, TX is a great place to start your vacation. Grab a free cup of coffee in the lobby each morning before soaking up some sun on the beach. Later, enjoy an up-close encounter with endangered plants and animals in a rainforest replica at Moody Gardens. When it s time to unwind after a day of adventure, look no further than our hotel s indoor pool.

Hotel Amenities Services
Traveling out of Galveston? We offer shuttle service to William P. Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental airports in addition to free parking for guests taking a cruise. Hotel amenities include:

  • Complimentary, Hot Be Our Guest Breakfast
  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Indoor Pool and Whirlpool Tub
  • Fitness Center
  • Airport Shuttle (fee applies)
  • Free Cruise Parking

Our Rooms Suites
Each room and suite is equipped with welcoming amenities like free high-speed Internet access and a refrigerator perfect for stashing drinks in. Standard room highlights include:

  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Cable TV with HBO
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffeemaker with Complimentary Coffee

Traveling with family or need extra space? Reserve a One-bedroom Suite to enjoy either one king or two queen beds, a sleeper sofa and all standard amenities.

Where to Eat While You re Here
Our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast features biscuits, sausage and fresh fruit. For lunch or dinner, stop in one of the restaurants within two miles of the hotel. Shrimp N Stuff dishes out fresh seafood and homemade gumbos, and Benno s on the Beach serves up Cajun-style food in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Things to Do in Galveston
Galveston offers you a wealth of entertainment. Spend some time soaking up the sun along the city s extensive beachfront, or visit the downtown Strand district home to local restaurants, shops, art galleries and Galveston s annual Mardi Gras celebration. Be sure to visit these additional area favorites:

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier Modeled after a similar pier built in 1943, the Galveston Island Pleasure Pier features 15 rides alongside carnival games and souvenir shops. From the hotel, you can walk about 10 minutes down Seawall Boulevard to take on the Iron Shark, a steel roller coaster with a 100-foot drop and a max speed of 52 miles per hour.

Moody Gardens Just 15 minutes away, Moody Gardens offers fun for the whole family. Three pyramids house an aquarium, a discovery museum with rotating scientific displays and a realistic rainforest exhibit. Stop by the 4D Special FX Theater for a viewing experience that stimulates all the senses, and enjoy a cruise in the Gulf of Mexico on board the Colonel paddlewheel boat.

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Beat the Texas heat at this waterpark located 15 minutes from the hotel. While towering water slides like the Screaming Serpents are always fun, the real highlight is the lazy river. The Kristal River flows through the entire park and allows you to reach any attraction.

Read more about our hotel s location .

100% Non-Smoking Facility

Rates Fri 09 Sep 2016 – Sat 10 Sep 2016