On the 20th and 21st April, Whiting Landscape teamed up with SSG Contracts at Acorns Children’s Hospice’ in Worcester to renovate their Japanese Gardens of Reflection.
The team installed a variety of new trees and low-level planting, re-arranged cobble features, introduced fresh barked shrub beds, and installed new paved walkways. We aimed to reuse existing materials where possible and introduced several seating areas to reinstate the area and revive the environment.
We hope these renovated gardens provide a comforting environment for parents and children during times of need and reflection.
Tom King at Burcott Lane Nurseries generously donated the following planting for the project:
- Ligustrum Multi pom pom
- Magnolia soulangana
- Acer viridis
- Acer Blood good
- Ceanothus Italian skies
- Bergenia cordifolia
- Fargesia bamboo
- Phyllostacys nigra & Aurea
- Cornus midwinterfire
- Cornus kousa
The works took place over a couple of days, and we had the usual April showers to contend with! Despite this, we were able to complete the works within the time scale.
Louise Hollinshead who is Facilities Manager for the Hospice commented – “Worcester Hospice Special Bedroom Garden has now been completed and is looking amazing, despite the biblical amount of rain! Special thanks to SSG, and Whitings for all the hard work!”