Garden of Wishes

This summer will see our first-ever installation at Acorns – our special Garden of Wishes.

The moving spectacle will see 250 handmade Dandelion sculptures fill our garden at Acorns for the Three Counties, in Worcester, each and every Dandelion dedicated to someone who is loved and missed.

We are giving everyone who dedicated a Dandelion the exclusive opportunity to visit the Garden of Wishes and view our striking installation. This occasion will offer those remember a special someone an opportunity to take a moment of reflection and thought whilst seeing their own bespoke Dandelion sculpture displayed in beautiful surroundings.

Thank you so much for supporting our Dandelion Appeal by making a donation to a loved one.

We are welcoming supporters who have dedicated a Dandelion to this occasion. If you would like to join us at the Garden of Wishes but have not already dedicated your Dandelion please visit our Dandelion Appeal page.

Event details

Saturday 9 September 2023.

11am – 4pm, in one hour time slots.

Acorns for the Three Counties, 350 Bath Road, Worcester WR5 3EZ.

**Please note, tickets for our Garden of Wishes are now closed**

Each event time slot has a maximum capacity of 30 guests.

Some frequently asked questions

How long will it take to view the Garden of Wishes?

Please book your preferred hour-long time slot. You will have this time to view the Garden of Wishes and have a moment of reflection.

Do I need to book?

Booking is essential as we have a limited capacity at our hospice.

Can I view the Garden of Wishes if I did not dedicate a Dandelion?

The Garden of Wishes gives those who have dedicated a Dandelion the opportunity to view the installation and remember their loved one. Due to limited space we won’t be able to welcome those who have not dedicated a Dandelion.

If you would be interested in dedicating a Dandelion so that you can attend, please visit our Dandelion Appeal page.

Can I take my Dandelion home on the day?

Dandelions won’t be able to be removed on the day, they will remain in the Garden of Wishes to allow for all visitors to experience the installation. All Dandelions will be carefully packaged and posted out after the Garden of Wishes viewing moment.

Will Dandelions be available to dedicate on the day?

A small number of Dandelions will be available on the day for those who have booked to attend the Garden of Wishes. These Dandelions will have the same suggested donation of £25 each. Please note that only those who have already dedicated a Dandelion can attend the Garden of Wishes.

Is car parking available?

Yes, there is parking for a small number of cars which is why booking is essential. Please let us know if you require a disabled access / more accessible parking space so that we can allocate.

Is the Garden of Wishes accessible?

The garden is accessed by a flat surface from the car park through an open gateway. The pathways around the garden and the installation are flat with no steps or uneven ground.

Can I bring children?

You may bring children. The Garden of Wishes is in the hospice grounds so we ask all visitors to be considerate of the families currently using the hospice. Please book your child/children’s place at the same time as your own.

Can I bring my dog?

Our hospices and gardens do not allow pet dogs. Assistance dogs are of course welcomed.

Will refreshments be available?

There will be light refreshments available to buy on the day. Drinks and snacks from 50p so please bring change.

Will toilets be available?

There will be access to an accessible toilet for use.

If you have any other questions, please call our Supporter Services team on 01564 825 037 or email