BBC TV’s DIY SOS this week showed Chris Beardshaw’s 2016 Chelsea garden being moved to the Gt Ormond St hospital roof. Amazing feat and a very special garden.
I particularly love the gorgeous cut out oak leaf panels for the oak pavilion, and the uplifting piece of sculpture amongst lush planting.
The garden has created a calming space for the children, parents and staff to relax in, reflect and gather thoughts amid the distress and turmoil they experience. A place to soak up the healing effects of nature in the middle of bustling Central London.
So creating a garden is not such a frivolous job after all; as demonstrated here, there can be times when there is great therapeutic value in what we do. Quite an uplifting thought in itself!