Keech Hospice Care Garden
Working with Homebase, Greenfingers Charity commissioned TV Gardener Adam Frost to design the new Courtyard Garden at Keech Hospice Care, Luton with the help of team members from Homebase. As an existing good friend of Greenfingers, the charity was delighted to invite Adam to perform the official opening ceremony on Monday 17 July 2017.
This is the 53rd therapeutic and recreational garden built by Greenfingers Charity in children’s hospices around the UK from the Isle of Wight to Loch Lomond. Funding for this project very much relied on the generosity of Homebase DIY chain who have been donating all their 5p carrier bag tax collected since the levy was introduced in October 2015.
The original plain space was transformed from a drab concrete courtyard with the muscles and resources of Jody Lidgard and his team of skilled craftsmen at Bespoke Outdoor Spaces. They created a colourful, three-dimensional garden with easy access for wheelchairs using plants that will delight all the senses of the adults and children who spend time at Keech Hospice Care and their visitors. This team was also commissioned by Greenfingers Charity to work on the design and build at another children’s hospice garden in the grounds of Andy's at St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice, Grimsby which was opened in April 2018.
Additional funds were also raised by bride and groom, Jacquie and Paul Hutt, who asked guests at their 2015 wedding to make a donation to Greenfingers Charity in lieu of gifts.