Opened in 2016, the garden was designed by award winning garden designer and RHS judge, James Alexander-Sinclair. It is for patients at The Scottish National Spinal Unit; The garden offers a haven for patients and their families during their long stay in hospital. The garden is divided into six distinct spaces, each with a different purpose and designed to stimulate different senses – sight, smell, touch and all providing a sense of wellbeing. The courtyard is at the heart of the unit with contemporary garden pods to enjoy the garden in all weathers. There is a woodland garden overlooked by the wards to encourage wildlife into the garden, a play garden for children who are visiting relatives and a physiotherapy garden which is functional as well as beautiful. Courtesy of Hartley Botanic, there is a greenhouse, which featured at Chelsea Flower Show and a Greenhouse Garden surrounded by raised beds and areas for horticultural therapy sessions. The scented garden is planted with carefully chosen shrubs growing around a stunning ‘Coccolith’ sculptures, donated by Brewin Dolphin.
From the east or west of the city: On the M8 motorway to Junction 25, follow signs for the Clyde Tunnel (A739) for ¾ mile, then follow signs for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Turn left into Govan Road and the hospital is on the left. From north of the River Clyde: Go through the Clyde tunnel (A739) and follow signs for the hospital.
Sunday 30 July 2:00pm - 5:00pm
£6.00, including teas
Horatio's Gardens receives 40%, the net remaining to SG Beneficiaries
Charity chair Dr Olivia Chapple will give a talk about gardens and wellbeing at 3pm and guests will be guided on tours by Horatio’s Garden volunteer team. Plants and the charity’s merchandise will be on sale.