Therapeutic garden for Gt Ormond St hospital

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!

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