Landscapers start on 45th Greenfingers garden

Landscapers at Landscape Creations have started work on the 45th Greenfingers garden at Forget Me Not children's hospice in West Yorkshire.

(l - r) Emma Hanford, Vicki Finlay, Tom Utley (Utley Excavations) and Andrew Houseman and Ben Stirling (Landscape Creations)
(l - r) Emma Hanford, Vicki Finlay, Tom Utley (Utley Excavations) and Andrew Houseman and Ben Stirling (Landscape Creations)

The new garden in Huddersfield will be an accessible meadow style which will celebrate the Yorkshire countryside and is being built by Huddersfield-based Landscape Creations with Utley Excavations doing groundworks.

The meadow garden will feature accessible grassy viewing mounds safe for wheelchair use, a riverbed style flowing water feature for safe play with fishing nets, a walled stone circle area drawing on the typical stone walling to be seen around the region and bird hide and animal feeding stations for children to observe and engage with wildlife. 

Greenfingers garden projects manager Emma Hanford said: "It’s wonderful to get this exciting project underway at Forget Me Not. This meadow garden will offer a whole range of ways for the children to engage with the natural environment and providing a valuable opportunity for patients to relax and simply enjoy being children."

Hospice director Vicki Finlay said that gardens had an important role to play in palliative, end of life and bereavement care.

The garden at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is just one being built as part of Greenfingers’ Rosy Cheeks appeal which aims to raise funds over the next two years to create at least 10 more gardens at children’s hospices around the UK. 


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