Can you help transform this hospital garden?
Applewhite Garden Design is adopting a neglected plot outside the Stroke and Rehabilitation Ward at Grantham Hospital with the aim of transforming it into a tranquil garden for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors. The company has designed a quiet garden that will be accessible to all. Flowering shrubs and perennials will produce scent and colour all year round, while attracting wildlife to the site. Wide meandering paths are interspersed at intervals by plenty of seating areas where patients can rest and enjoy the garden. The ‘secret’ stepping stone paths are also fun for children to explore.
The Company’s Nikki Applewhite said: “We are all aware of the enormous pressure that the NHS is currently working under. With budgets stretched to take care of patients inside the hospitals, the outside garden casualties are inevitably neglected”. Grantham Hospital launched an ‘Adopt a Garden’ scheme for local businesses to help support hospital gardens’ recovery.
“Being involved in nature has positive effects on both mental and physical health, especially for those who are in hospital for long periods of time. Improving the view out of someone’s window can contribute to a feeling of wellbeing; there is little that can beat the scent of summer ones”!
If any businesses or other organisations can help with hardscaping costs, contact Nikki on 07970 7537513 for more details.