Solihull Hospital recently opened a new Haematology and Oncology unit for the treatment of different forms of cancer. Adjacent to the unit was an area of unused grassland and Dave Green Gardens was commissioned to transform the area into a safe, relaxing and therapeutic area to help alleviate the stresses that the thousands of chemotherapy patients using the unit faced.
The aim was to provide patents and their relatives with a tranquil therapy garden filled with beautiful plants, private covered areas and a quiet and calm atmosphere. Dave Green Gardens provided a design for the space along with 3D visualisations to show how the space would appear when work was completed. In addition Dave Green Gardens offered to donate and reuse elements from the Stop and Pause garden created at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in order to create the best possible space for the patients of the unit.
The garden includes two bespoke archway seating areas made from recycled timber, a new custom made gazebo shelter, long prairie style planting for the sunnier areas and low woodland planting for the shade areas, basalt stone paving, a bespoke stone feature made from a slate like Scottish stone and light grey resin bound gravel pathways throughout.