Horatio’s Garden build beautiful gardens at spinal injury centres at NHS hospitals to allow patients a calm and tranquil outdoor space to spend time in while they undergo treatment and rehabilitation. The National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville is one of the largest specialist spinal centres in the world. Patients are referred to Stoke Mandeville from across the South and East of England, and a dedicated paediatric ward cares for children from across Great Britain and Ireland.
Horatio’s Garden was invited to create a garden at Stoke Mandeville, giving patients who have experienced life changing illness and injuries the chance to spend time with their families and staff in beautiful calming surroundings thus aiding their recovery and improving their quality of life.
The Stoke Mandeville Horatio’s Garden is the result of nearly 3 years of tireless fundraising by staff and legions of volunteers and supporters.
Dr Olivia Chapple, Founder and Executive Trustee of Horatio’s Garden, says:
“The opening of Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville represents an incredible milestone for the charity. This garden will open up the benefits of a healing garden to so many more patients now and in the years to come, and to be opening our third garden in such a short space of time is just amazing. I am forever grateful to the people who donate their time and money to support Horatio’s Garden as we work towards our aim of building a garden at every spinal injury centre in the United Kingdom.”
The Heart of Bucks Rectory Homes fund awarded a grant of £4,396 to support Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville.