They volunteers began working on the Tŷ Hafan gardens in 2020, restoring our overgrown gardens to their former glory. They dedicate their free time to hard graft and creativity, making sure our outdoor space is not only a beautiful and sensory experience, but sustainable and sensitive to the environment.

So, we were delighted but not at all surprised when, earlier this summer, Tracy, Monica and Terry were encouraged by Jim Goodwin, the Assessor and President of Wales in Bloom, to enter the Wales in Bloom awards – the regional element of the national Britain in Bloom competition.

With that feedback from Jim, the gardeners recognised their work was of a good enough standard – of course it was! – to bring home an award, so they entered the competition for the first time.

We are incredibly proud to share that on 9th September at Talgarth Town Hall, the Volunteer Gardening Team were announced as winners of a Level 4 Award in the Neighbourhood category of Wales in Bloom! Yay!

We extend our congratulations and a huge ‘Thank you’ to all of our Volunteer Gardeners. You continue to restyle our gardens into a peaceful, functional and fun environment for all who visit us.


The 500-and-counting volunteers who selflessly spend their own time helping us deliver our crucial care for children with life-shortening conditions and their families are so valued by Tŷ Hafan.

If you are interested in volunteering for us, we would love to hear from you! There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at our charity shops, at events, at our hospice, at Head Office and in the community.

Discover the ways you can volunteer for Tŷ Hafan and our current volunteer vacancies.