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Seven of the UK's healing hospital gardens – in pictures

Article By: The Guardian

Horatio’s Garden, Queen Elizabeth national spinal injuries unit, Glasgow : The second Horatio’s Garden on this list has six distinct spaces, all of which serve to stimulate different senses. 


Bournemouth hospital garden, Bournemouth : A desolate tarmac courtyard in the hospital was revamped and made into a three-part garden. There is a therapeutic garden outside the chemotherapy suite, a sensory garden linking the courtyard to a lakeside garden, and a large area to walk around and exercise in.


The Morgan Stanley garden, Great Ormond Street hospital, London : This woodland-themed garden, designed by Chris Beardshaw, was transplanted from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (where it won a Gold medal) to a disused roof space, surrounded by tall hospital buildings that look onto it. The garden provides a quiet and peaceful space for children and families, the centerpiece of which is a sculpture of a child.

Maegan Slowakiewicz