Frost and Homebase to create Greenfingers garden

Greenfingers Charity has announced garden designer Adam Frost will design a courtyard garden for Keech Hospice Care in Luton, with support from the Homebase Academy.

Adam Frost
Adam Frost

Students from the Homebase Garden Academy will be volunteered to transform a bland concrete courtyard area at Keech Hospice Care into a beautifully designed outdoor space which will become the central hub for the hospice.

The collaboration is a first for the academy, and will be overseen by Richard Jackson, founder president of Greenfingers.

The redesigned space will provide a much-needed outdoor room, accessible to all, where the children and families who spend time at Keech can enjoy play, therapies and family meal times together in a beautiful and nurturing environment.

Frost said of his visit to the hospice: "It was wonderful to have the chance to visit Keech and meet the team who work with the children there. It was a really valuable experience to see the current outdoor space and get an in-depth understanding of what our new garden needs to provide.

"The children deserve a special outdoor space which is both safe and stimulating and I'm looking forward to working with the Homebase Academy students to create something really fantastic for everyone to enjoy."

Jackson said: "We are delighted to be working with Adam Frost and the Homebase Academy students on this really worthwhile project at Keech Hospice. The space Adam and his team will be transforming is desperately needed and really will have a significant impact on the children who spend time at the hospice; giving them an attractive, appealing outdoor space to enjoy."

Amy Whidburn, Homebase head of corporate responsibility, commented: "Greenfingers is a fantastic charity that makes a huge difference to families up and down the country and we proud to support such an important gardening project at Keech."

Greenfingers and Homebase announced an ongoing working relationship in February 2015 that has so far seen them embark on joint initiatives such as workshops for the Garden Academy students and product promotions. The project at Keech Hospice is the first time the two organisations have collaborated on creating a garden.

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