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When gold medal-winning garden designer Cleve West made the first of the Horatio’s Gardens – created for victims of spinal injuries – at Salisbury Hospital’s Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment department, he asked to be pushed around the grounds on a hospital bed so he could view it from a patient’s perspective. It’s that attention to detail that has made the garden so beneficial for patients. Everything in the garden is designed to work for them, from the width of the paths, to the height of the planters and tables and automated doors which enable easy access for patients. The second Horatio’s Garden is at a spinal injuries unit in Glasgow and more are being created: at Stoke Mandeville, by Joe Swift; and at Oswestry by Bunny Guinness. But donations are still needed to build them. For information about how to get involved go to horatiosgarden.org.uk or call 07429 140918.
Horatio’s Gardens are designed to soothe spinal injury patients