LEWIS-MANNING Hospice Care has launched a new campaign called ‘Loving Your Garden’.

The initiative, running for four months up until the end of August, is being partnered by David Hurrion, acclaimed gardening journalist and associate editor of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.

The hospice charity is encouraging everyone to fall in love with their outdoor spaces this spring and summer.

David said: “For me, gardens and growing spaces are not just somewhere to grow plants, but they are all about people and memories.

"They help to forge links between the generations and allow us to grow plants that remind us of loved ones, relations and friends.

"And these memories are all the more important during end-of-life care, which is why I am delighted to be supporting the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care ‘Loving Your Garden’ campaign which is all about sharing our special places in our local area.”

Members of the public are being asked to share images of their favourite spaces, whether that is a garden, a kitchen windowsill, balcony, prized allotment or a public space that inspires them, on social media using the hashtag #LovingYourGarden

Accompanying the initiative is a prize draw.

Area fundraiser Vicki Gray said: "We are delighted that last year’s Glorious Gardens judge and Dorset horticulturist David Hurrion is supporting the charity again.

"Each month there will be a specific focus and theme; how gardens can help to promote mental health, physical health, social and environmental health.

"With David’s help we will also be providing monthly videos to support our themes.

"He will be offering advice, hints, tips and guidance to supporters to enable and encourage them to further develop, enjoy and love their gardening spaces.

"We all know after the challenging year we’ve all experienced how important being outdoors is and the mental health benefits it brings.

"Video content will include items such as how to invite wildlife into your garden, making your garden eco-friendly, staying fit in the garden and much more."

Prize draw prizes include a garden dining set, bistro table and chairs, a hanging egg chair, an Ooni pizza oven, plus many more garden goodies.

Vicki said: "We are extremely grateful for the generosity and support of local companies, including Dunelm, Eco Sustainable Solutions, Fire in a Box, Bex Triggs Yoga and WilsonPT, who have donated prizes for the prize draw.”

Tickets for the prize draw cost just £2 a ticket and can be purchased from the website lewis-manning.org.uk/loving-your-garden