With 15 hospices on our waiting list, in July 2015 we launched the A Million Moments appeal which aims to raise £1 million to enable a further 5,000 children who are involved in the hospice system to benefit from inspiring gardens and outdoor spaces created by the charity.
The following gardens fall under the umbrella of the A Million Moments Appeal:
In January 2016, work started on the relocation to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight, of the Royal Bank of Canada’s RHS Chelsea Show Garden, designed by Matthew Wilson. Built by CAR Gardens, this stunning new garden will be officially opened in July after which children and families who spend time in the hospice will be able to enjoy precious time together outside in this stunning garden.
This was closely followed by the creation of two peaceful gardens at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield. The gardens, directly outside the bereavement suites at the hospice are tranquil and reflective garden spaces which will help to support bereaved families at the most difficult time in their hospice journey. The final planting at this garden will take place in June.
The “Kaleidoscope” design which will form part of a very special modification to a Greenfingers Garden at Helen & Douglas House is due to start in the autumn. This amazing design was decided upon as the result of a competition with alumni students at the KLC School of Design to create an outside area suitable for children in wheel chairs or wheel beds.
Funded by Homebase and designed by Adam Frost and the Homebase Academy students, a fabulous new central hub at Keech Hospice Care will be created. This wonderful space will be enjoyed by children, families, visitors and many others who use the hospice.
We are delighted to be working with Sean Murray, the winner of the BBCs RHS Chelsea Challenge in 2015, on an exciting design for a new family and children’s garden at Grace House in Sunderland. Work on the new “The Nest & Rest Garden” is due to start early in 2017.
More details about other gardens which fall under the A Million Moments Appeal umbrella which be available shortly.