Addagrip are honoured to have been involved in the project to bring Horatio’s Garden to the Scottish National Spinal Injuries Unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.
Horatio’s Garden is a charity, set up in memory of Horatio Chapelle, which creates and looks after beautiful gardens in NHS spinal injury centres. The latest Horatio’s garden, designed by acclaimed garden designer and RHS judge, James Alexander-Sinclair, has been created at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.
The garden is divided into six distinct areas including a therapy garden, a main courtyard garden brimming with colourful planting and sheltered areas, all providing a stimulating and comforting space designed to ignite the senses and promote a sense of wellbeing. As part of the design, the pathways required a smooth, porous surface that would be welcoming, comfortable underfoot and flow seamlessly to echo the curves of the garden.
Addagrip approved contractor Resarf Flooring Ltd were appointed by Endrick Landscapes to install Terrabound Resin Bound porous surfacing in a 3mm Chocolate Buff blend to the courtyard and pathways, providing an attractive, low maintenance surface incorporating natural aggregates which will allow access to the garden all year round.
The garden can also be seen from the wards and communal rooms offering a life-affirming view for patients and visitors. The planting will encourage birds, butterflies and bees, adding a dimension of interest for patients who can be on bed rest for long periods of time.
The installation was completed in 2016.
For further information about Horatio’s Garden Charity visit https://www.horatiosgarden.org.uk/
Horatio's Garden Charity