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Welcome to BOWDENS Customers


A big welcome to any Bowdens’ customers who are visiting the Cockadoodledo website. Tim and Ruth Penrose at Bowdens have been wonderful supporters of the charity. Certainly the Stumpery with all its Ferns and Hostas was very much inspired both by HRH Prince Charles’ stumpery and the wide range of excellent plants available at Bowdens. We will be planting more of both around the wood this spring.


Do please explore the many photos on the website or social media through Facebook and Instagram. We will keep everyone posted when we are able to open the garden again (hopefully later this year).


The Hospices which we support have some very serious funding issues with most of their fundraising activities cancelled and their shops closed so any donations you were able to make, would be very very welcome... Happy Gardening   




The Cockadoodledo Trustees

The Cock-a-Doodle-DO! Trust


The main objective of the Cock a Doodle Do Trust is to create a greater awareness of the wonderful work carried out by some 230 Hospices around the United Kingdom and thereby maximise fundraising to help with the £800 million that it costs to run them.


A Chicken House fit for a Prince

One of the ways in which the trust works is to raise money by way of a charity garden formed in a secluded woodland glade in Gloucestershire. This will be home to a number of rare poultry breeds, housed in a copy of HRH the Prince of Wales' chicken house at Highgrove.


The Idea
The intention is that in the long term the garden can be used to raise funds through charity activities and artistic retreats, as well as hopefully provide a place of reflection for everyone who knew Katherine and loved her... but this is just part of the story....

Katherine Meyer

Prior to her passing Katherine said that St Peter's manage to make the hospice feel like a five star hotel and that the staff are simply wonderful, each and every one of them, and that she would like to leave the Hospice something in her will and help them in some way.


So an idea was born... By combining her passions, we are looking to create a charity garden and rare breed poultry centre as part of Katherine's desire to raise money for St Peter's  and the wider hospice movement: so the Cock a Doodle do Trust was inaugurated.

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