Gardens in Progress
Greenfingers Gardens are magical outdoor spaces in children's hospices throughout the UK, where life-limited children can spend quality time outside with their families, friends and carers in a safe and protective environment. As well as places where therapies, play and precious emories can be created, our gardens can also also provide a special space for reflection and remembering.
We're well on the way to finishing the "Nest and Rest" garden at Grace House which will be officially opened this summer. It will provide a place for recreation and enjoyment for the children and families who use the hospice services and provide a safe and peaceful haven.
This project has seen generosity from grant making trusts along with support from nearby Cowell’s Garden Centre, Johnsons of Whixley for plants, funds raised by those taking part in Garden Re-Leaf Day, Kew Green Hotels and many others. Featuring an interactive water feature, sensitive planting and sheltered areas, it will provide families with an invaluable outside space for respite and relaxation, as well as stimulating features that can be used for therapies and reflection.
We're also looking forward to creating The Garden of Colour at Claire House Children's Hospice (on the Wirral), as well as sensory gardens at Little Harbour Children's Hospice (St Austell) and Richard House Hospice (Beckton, London) becoming a reality.
Due to the generosity of those who support Greenfingers Charity in a variety of ways we have also completed the following gardens:
- RHS Chelsea Garden at Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight
- Two peaceful gardens at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Sheffield
- The Kaleidoscope Garden at Helen & Douglas House, Oxford
- The Courtyard Garden at Keech Hospice Care, Luton
- Robin House in Balloch on the shores of Loch Lomond