Stratford Hospital Garden
Thanks to generous donations from the Stratford-upon-Avon Town Trust (www.stratfordtowntrust.co.uk ) our club is able to maintain the garden of the Nicol Unit of Stratford Hospital, Warwickshire. We first undertook renovation of the garden in 2005, planting borders and maintaining the lawn. Today the garden is much easier to maintain thanks to total renovation of the area financed largely by the Friends of Stratford Hospital. New waist-high planting beds and hard landscaped paths enable safe access for patients from the ward and easy viewing for those who cannot go out. The club continues to provide plants for the beds with regular weeding and all-year planting schemes to provide colour throughout the seasons. The borders include perennials, with climbers to cover the new wall.
Patients and hospital staff express appreciation of this quiet, peaceful and flower-filled corner that provides year-round pleasure and in August 2013 our gardeners were invited to a tea party at the Nicol Ward to thank them for their efforts.