The Journey Garden used a curved pathway to represent a journey through the St. Michael’s hospice landscape as well as a personal journey through times of illness and loss.
The path led under The Angel Tree, a canopy of shelter and refuge for patients and a representation of the sanctuary of care offered by the hospice.
The recycled element represented the refurbishment of the old hospice. Both the path and sculpture were recycled from materials used in the old hospice building and interspersed with locally sourced chestnut. The new materials represented rejuvenation, as the new hospice eco building develops and the old building is refurbished.
The plants were chosen to increase biodiversity, attract wildlife and to show the importance of connecting with the landscape at all times in our lives. The garden will now be rebuilt at St. Michael’s to be enjoyed by patients, their family, staff and visitors.