We are thrilled to announce that following years of research, designing, planning and fundraising, we are now in a position to start the Healing Garden build.
What better time to reward the patients, their visitors and the NHS staff, who have been working ‘on the front line’, tirelessly, to save lives throughout the current COVID19 crisis. This garden will offer vital breathing space away from the hospital wards and provide an outdoor space for staff to take a well needed break, for patients to feel the elements of nature and also enabling socially distanced visits.
The Healing Garden was granted planning permission in a unanimous, socially distanced vote by Hillingdon council at the end of March. We have commissioned garden designer and landscape contractor Bowles & Wyer to build the first phase of the garden, the hard landscaping, which will commence in October 2020.
This first phase will see the the smooth, winding pathways and the paved seating areas completed. The central raised flowerbed will be constructed and filled with sensory plants. Bench seating will be installed to the main areas
We then plan to begin the second phase of the garden build – the planting – which is where you can help! We need to raise a further £50,000 to fill the garden with beautiful plants, shrubs and bulbs. We would really appreciate any donation, large or small to our Plant Appeal. This will enable us to complete the soft landscaping, making the garden an accessible and enjoyable place to spend time in, towards the end of a particularly difficult year for so many.