11 Foundation launch new NHS Hospital Garden
A new garden has been launched at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham by 11 Foundation a charity set up by Former England footballer Joe Cole and his wife Carly. The garden is the first in a line of NHS Hospital gardens planned, with the ambition of inspiring like-minded businesses to support their local or district hospitals and create more of these sites across the country.
The garden was designed by the team at Jo Thompson Garden Design who donated their services, and the build was completed by Butterworth Horticulture. We were approached by designer Naomi Atkinson who explained that the charity relies on generous donations from the public and companies and asked if we would be interested in being involved. The design required gravel for the curved pathway so we happily donated our Flint Gravel and our gravel stabilisation system CEDApath for the garden. Giles Heap CED Stone Group MD commented, ‘We were only too happy to assist with this one, the hospital being local to our Langley Mill Depot. I think this is a great way of saying ‘thank you’ to all those that have really put themselves out throughout this pandemic.
The garden will be a area for health and well-being where therapies can take place, meditation and yoga classes can be held and mindfulness can be practised. We are sure that staff and patients alike will benefit greatly from this new outdoor space and we are delighted to have played our small part in making it happen.
Thank you NHS.