Members of the public had the chance to glimpse the new Horatio's Garden at the Orthopaedic Hospital near Gobowen on Saturday.

The facility, which is attached to the Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries, hosted a Christmas fair.

It comes just a few months after the area was opened for the benefit of patients and their families.

Head gardener and horticultural therapist, Imogen Jackson, said: "This is the fourth Horatio's Garden to open in the UK and they all host a Christmas fair.

"Previously, the ward has always hosted a fair in the dining room but staff and the patients wanted to do it in here.

"It's a lovely idea for the patients and it is a nice way of raising money to help with the upkeep of the place."

Among the stallholders were those selling jewellery, knitted good, paper items, plus teas and cakes, Horatio's Garden merchandise, and crafts made by patients and volunteers.

Imogen added: "I'm pleased with the turnout, it has been wonderful.

"We started at 1pm for the patients and had carol singers for them which was thoroughly enjoyable and has got everyone feeling festive.

"Members of the public don't get to come in here often because it is for the patients, so this is a special opportunity, but we will open against for the National Garden Scheme in September."