Happy New Year to you all, and a massive thank you to everyone who follows Applewhite Garden Design on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
We are doing something a bit different this year…
At the beginning of 2018, Emmy and I explored the idea of creating a garden in Grantham Hospital. I’m sure you will agree, our hospital grounds are gloomy, depressing and uninviting and in much need of some TLC.
Naively we thought we could draw up a design, employ a contractor and hey presto! Ward 6 would have a garden…
It didn’t quite work like that. Understandably the NHS has a ton of protocol and red tape to wade through, with health and safety issues at the forefront. However, after a lot of perseverance we should have the go-ahead to start the project within a few months.
Having received so much positive feedback about the concept we decided to roll the idea out to all Lincolnshire hospitals. In order to facilitate this we need to raise substantial funds. Consequently we have set up the charity G.R.O.W. Gardens Restore Our Wellbeing.
Applewhite Garden Design has completed the pioneering design, but we need to raise money to pay for the groundworks, landscaping and materials.
The bank account should be set up by the end of February so we can start raising funds after that.
If any of you have groups, clubs or gatherings that you would like us to talk to, we would very much welcome the opportunity to explain the charity and the progress we are making.