Ho­ra­tio’s Gar­den for Glas­gow

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An Ho­ra­tio’s Gar­den has been de­signed by ac­claimed gar­den de­signer and RHS judge James Alexan­der for The Queen El­iz­a­beth Na­tional Spinal In­juries Unit in Glas­gow. The gar­den, which will open next year, will trans­form the pa­tients’ view from the hos­pi­tal. The plant­ing will en­cour­age wildlife and the ther­apy gar­den will al­low pa­tients to grow veg­eta­bles and plants, as well as pro­vid­ing a space for pa­tients’ chil­dren when vis­it­ing. There is al­ready an Ho­ra­tio’s Gar­den at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treat­ment Cen­tre in Sal­is­bury. The gar­den is named af­ter Ho­ra­tio Chap­ple, a vol­un­teer at the unit and son of a sur­geon, who came up with the idea to cre­ate it. Sadly, Ho­ra­tio was killed at the age of 17 by a po­lar bear on a trip to Nor­way, so never had the op­por­tu­nity to see the fin­ished gar­den. www.ho­r­a­tios­gar­den.org.uk

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