Gardening charity, Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is working with East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), The Wellbeing Team and Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity to create a wellbeing garden for staff in Colchester Hospital.
RHS has already made a staff wellbeing garden for staff at Lewisham hospital – watch this video to find out more.
The Colchester Hospital Wellbeing Garden is being designed by Adam Frost, a Chelsea Flower Show award winning gardener and BBC Gardeners World Presenter. He will be presenting the design back to the hospital in late Spring, building we hope will start in early autumn.
View the design HERE.
To watch a video Adam has put together explaining how the garden will look, click here.
Meanwhile, we have been running staff engagement workshops with gardening and plants at their heart – to show how plants and being close to nature can enrich our lives and improve our wellbeing. If you have an idea for staff engagement on a gardening - nature inspired themes around the hospital please get in touch.
Find out all you need to know and what workshops are happening below.
Staff Workshop Information
Staff were treated to a pollinator pockets and coronation container workshop.
Staff create macrame plant holders in the Cancer Wellbeing Garden at Colchester Hospital
Gardening charity RHS ran lavender bath sachet wellbeing workshops for staff in the Cancer Wellbeing Centre.
July saw gardening charity RHS hold special NHS 75 and Big Tea celebrations with tea themed workshops.
Get in touch for your chance to receive a department VegTrug Planter for your team garden space.
Become a volunteer gardener across Colchester and Ipswich Hospital.