NGS Teas in Garden

 Monday 30 May -  Mill House, Welwyn, AL6 9EU. 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Come along for a lovely afternoon tea in the garden, with all proceeds of teas to Isabel Hospice.


Friday 3 June – 8am – 11pm Peter Campbell Charity Golf Day 

The Ridgeway, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2AD, United Kingdom

A great day of golf awaits at Panshanger Golf Club.

This is the sixth year of this charity golf day event in memory of Peter Campbell.

Sunday 5 June 12.00pm – 5.30pm - NGS Teas in Gardens - Mackeyre End House, Harpenden, AL5 5DR,

Part of the NGS, the money raised from the refreshments go to Isabel Hospice.

NGS garden with refreshment money donated to Isabel Hospice.

C16 (Grade 1 listed) Manor House (not open) set in 15 acres of formal gardens, parkland and woodland, front garden set in framework of formal yew hedges. Victorian walled garden with extensive box hedging and box maze, cutting garden, kitchen garden and lily pond. Courtyard garden with extensive yew and box borders. West garden enclosed by pergola walk of old English roses.

Enquiries Renee Friend 01279 755320.

Saturday 9 June 6.30pm – 10.30pm 

Pamper evening at The Hound pub, 146 Bengeo Street , Hertford, SG14 3EY

An alternative therapy evening. Come along to a relaxing evening of alternative therapy. Reiki, tarot, reflexology and Forever Living. No need to book but get there early to get your treatment slot. All treatments will be charged at £10 with proceeds going to the Hospice.

Friday 10 June - Art & Sculpture Summer Exhibition (Private View)  Roberts Barn, Berden, CM23 1AY 

Private View of a wonderful event. Please join us

Ticket holders only -Tickets £25 each to include Wine & Canapes & Music in the exquisite garden Home of Delphine & Peter Hill

5.30pm - 8.00pm

Ticket Enquiries Barbara Doherty 01279 842140


11th June - Dragon Boat Regatta

Sacred Heart School, Broadmeads, Ware


Have you got what it takes? The Hertford Shires Rotary Club are hosting a Dragon Boat Regatta race on Saturday 11 June in Ware. Isabel Hospice is one of the charities to benefit from this fundraising event! For entry details contact Philip Walter on 01920 420045.


Sunday 12 June 1.30pm – 5pm - Open Gardens & Hobbies Village Day Digswell

1 New Road, Digswell, AL6 8AE,


Open Gardens and Hobbies Village Day in the community hall near Welwyn North Station. There will be stalls in the community hall and 6 open gardens to visit in the surrounding area.

For more details please contact Trevor Land on 01438 715166.


Sunday 12 June 2.00 – 5.00pm - Open Garden with an Art and Sculpture Exhibition, Roberts Barn, Bishops Stortford, Berden, CM23 1AY,

Beautiful garden to visit and have a cream tea. Visit the exquisite garden Home of Delphine & Peter Hill

Cream teas and raffle.

Enquiries Renee Friend 01279 755320.

Tuesday 14 June 10.00am – 2.00pm - Coffee Morning Markwell Pavillion Bishop's Stortford , Bishops Stortford, CM23 2EL 

All welcome to coffee morning 

Everyone welcome at the monthly Coffee Mornings, held on the second Tuesday of every month in the Markwell Pavillion, Bishop’s Stortford.


17th June - Madrigals at Amwell Pool

Great Amwell, near Ware


This wonderfully atmospheric free concert by the Haileybury Madrigal Society is now in its 76th year. The location is magical and the music matches. Please join us, and give generously to the collection, which is in aid of Isabel Hospice.

18th June – Garden of Memories

Van Hage, Great Amwell


You are invited to join us to remember your loved ones and reflect on the happy memories you shared. The symbol of the Garden of Memories ceremony is the sunflower. Sunflowers remind us of happiness and love, always turning to the sun. Please join us for this short uplifting ceremony which will include poems and songs. Upon receipt of your donation, there will be a sunflower icon at the ceremony, ready for you to collect on the day, write the name of your loved one on, and place in the Garden of Memories. Every donation you make in the name of a loved one helps us to continue to provide care for others. Did you know that £27 could pay for one hour of specialist nursing? The Garden of Memories is a symbolic display available for viewing on 18th June only, during the ceremony itself. After the ceremony you can take your sunflower home with you.

Make your dedication at or 01707 382500.

Sunday 19 June 12.00pm – 5.00pm - Hertford Carnival, Hertford, SG14 1HR,

A great day out for all the family.

Isabel Hospice is a beneficiary of the day.

Stalls and entertainment will be taking place in the Castle grounds between midday and 5pm with various other events around the town. See Hertford Carnival for full details, including how to get involved as a stall holder or volunteer, and just prior to the day, the full listing of events and participants. You can follow the Carnival news on twitter @HertCarnival. 

Tuesday 21 June – Sunday 3 July Community Arts Festival, Brookmans Park Church

Local artists of all ages, photographers, jazz and choral concert.

Based in Brookmans Park Church, this Festival well see local artists of all ages, and amateur photographers display their work which is then for sale. There will be a jazz evening and a choral concert too. Something for everyone. This event is in aid of Isabel Hospice and Herts Young Homeless.
You can find out the full details at
Community Arts Festival where you can also book tickets or they can be purchased from Bryans Homecare on The Green, Brookmans Park.


26th June

NGS Open Gardens, teas for Isabel Hospice

Michael’s Folly, Epping Green, Hertford


Something different! Forget your busy life and enter this atmospheric naturalistic garden. Meander the woodland walk and visit the earth labyrinth. Sit and reflect by the large natural pond and enjoy the abundant organic kitchen garden. Interesting structures abound a straw bale studio for yoga and dance and a Mongolian Yurt where tea will be served. Admission £3.50 (not in aid of the Hospice), children free. Home-made teas on sale in aid of the Hospice.

Are you up for a challenge in 2016?

Vietnam Challenge for Isabel Hospice 

Hot on the heels of returning from Iceland where as part of a team she trekked up a volcano and across glaciers and ice fields, Isabel Hospice Fundraising Co-ordinator, Jordan Russell, is putting the call out for adventurers to join the next overseas fundraising challenge for the local charity. 

“I’m really excited that we are able to put on two different versions of this Vietnam trek each one with its own challenges. One group are going to be trekking in the hill tribe region of Sapa, whilst another group will be scaling the highest point in Vietnam, Mount Fansipan. 

Both groups will really get the feel of the country during their time there and they will see some stunning scenery. However, this isn’t going to be a walk in the park! Both of the treks are described as challenging, with the trek up Mount Fansipan being the most difficult, however a good level of fitness and a positive attitude will go a long way for both. We are recruiting trekkers now for the 2016 challenge as each person will need to raise a minimum sponsorship, and so by starting sooner rather than later, this makes the fundraising easier.” 

If you would like to find out more go to or call Jordan on 01707 382500. 

Knebworth House to host new country show this July!

Hertfordshire’s world famous Knebworth House is set to host a brand new two-day country show on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July

Set within the spectacular grounds of Knebworth Estate, the family-orientated show will boast everything from world-class fieldsports competitions to have-a-go opportunities. Run by award-winning event organiser Countryman Fairs, the jam-packed show will also offer hundreds of exhibition stands, picnic areas, a jam-packed Main Arena schedule, children's entertainment, food festival, craft and antiques fairs and live folk music.


The box office for tickets is now open. Visitors can save up to £6 per ticket by taking advantage of the early bird discount and purchasing them before 12 noon on Wednesday 6 July 2016. The best value ticket is a two-day adult pass, which costs £24 – just £12 per day! Accompanied children aged 15 years and under are free and do not need a ticket.


For more information, visit

An advance one-day adult ticket costs £13; an advance two-day adult ticket costs £24. Accompanied children aged 15 years and under are free and do not need a ticket. The advance ticket offer will close at 12 noon on 6 July 2016. Full price tickets at £15 will be available at the entrance each day. Gates open at 8.30am.


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