Job Done - Garden makeover at Liverpool hospital

Gardens, including courtyards with leaf-shaped features, have been created at Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool.

Project: Creating a garden at a Liverpool hospital
Client: Broadgreen Hospital
Contractor: Ashlea Landscaping
Cost: £320,000

Patients, visitors and staff at the Broadgreen Hospital can now relax in the modern outdoor space after Ashlea Landscaping developed the gardens.

The Lancashire-based firm used thousands of shrubs from Johnsons of Wixley and 100 semi-mature trees from Hillier for the project, which includes courtyards of ornamental features incorporating boulders, raised planters, flagging and gravel.

The shapes of several courtyard features within the gardens have been designed to represent leaves from different seasonal plants using Rite-Edge aluminium lawn edging. Different-coloured gravels and soil beds were created, using more than 1,200m of the edging to provide contrasting shades and a variety of shapes.

The hospital has been going through a revamp over the past 15 years and the final phase, which includes a new surgical centre, was finished two years ago.

Ashlea Landscaping's senior contract manager Wayne Dand said: "We are really pleased with how the Broadgreen project has gone, and the modern design and sharp edges really complement the new-build hospital."

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