Garden Progress despite lockdown#3

While we have been unable to attend site due to COVID restrictions, the brilliant Bowles & Wyer team have been busy, building and planting this fantastic corten steel raised flower bed, by Outdoor Design, and we are excited to be able to give you a sneak preview…

The vision is to create a sensory planting bed with scented species, ornamental grasses for movement and other plants for texture such as ferns and Epimedium. The idea is to enable those sitting on the benches and in wheelchairs to enjoy the sensory planting close up. Seasonal bulb planting, such as Tulips, will add a flush of colour early in the year during Spring. The Prunus Okame cherry tree in the centre of the bed will provide beautiful spring blossom and orange red autumn colour when the leaves turn.

The raised flower bed is in the central elliptical area, which we think will be a fantastic meeting place for patients and their loved ones, enabling them to get up close and enjoy the sensory experience that these plants will offer🌱✨