They joined forces with Highland Hospice to develop a relaxing and tranquil outdoor space for patients living with life limiting illness. The finished design is a place in which they can tap into the soothing and remedial effects of nature—complete with an all-access path to encourage patients to freely explore all that’s on offer. It’s a safe haven inviting their loved ones to join them in quality time away from the stressors of everyday life.
Andrew Leaver, Head of fundraising for Highland hospice, explains their future hopes for the garden, “We are keen to add raised beds where patients will get the opportunity to grow fresh herbs and vegetables, which they can then enjoy. We are establishing a therapeutic arts programme and would like to see more of our group activities undertaken outside – Highland weather permitting of course!”.
Siobhan, Cultivation Street ambassador, explains the value of garden centres helping their local communities, “The advice and inspiration a garden centre can offer is invaluable to the project and seeing the end results is the most inspiring and humbling feeling”