Little Harbour Children's Hospice, Cornwall
We've been working hard to provide an all-weather garden for the children, families and staff at the Little Harbour Children's Hospice in St Austell, Cornwall. This will enable the life-limited children there to spend time outside with their families and carers, whatever the season.
The designer of this project is Darren Hawkes, who owns his own award-winning business, plus landscaping business Wheelbarrow Gardening, based in Cornwall. He takes his inspiration from the landscape that surrounds him and his designs have a harmonious feel to them. He says "I love the relationship between plants and hard materials. The opportunity to highlight shapes both in foliage and form as well as in colour is one that I relish".
Here's one of Darren's concept sketches for Little Harbour that he created right at the beginning of the project, along with a picture of the finished shelter, which we think is marvellous. It provides the perfect place where, even on a wet day, the children will have somewhere safe, fun and protected to experience, whilst still being 'outside'.
You can find all the pictures showing this exciting project as it progresses here...