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Greenfingers completes landmark 50th garden

Published: 14 July 2016
Greenfingers has completed its 50th hospice garden project this month as the charity finishes work on two tranquil garden spaces at the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in Sheffield.
The gardens at Bluebell Wood are reflective, calm spaces that sits beside the two bereavement suites at the hospice and are designed to offer privacy and space for contemplation at times of grief. Careful thought was given to providing year round greenery with planting to attract wildlife, bringing movement and an overall sense of tranquility in the gardens for families at difficult times.

Whilst many Greenfingers gardens focus on bringing elements of play and fun to children with ongoing illnesses who spend time in hospices, the gardens at Bluebell Wood highlights the extremely important work the charity does in providing the therapeutic benefits of gardens to those dealing with very upsetting end-of-life circumstances.

Charity director Deborah Skillicorn said: "It feels fitting that our 50th garden should be these beautiful, contemplative spaces at Bluebell Wood - being able to offer some comfort to families experiencing extremely difficult times is an emotive reminder of why we do the work we do.

"It is incredible that since Greenfingers started back in 1998 we have create 50 well-designed, accessible and inspiring gardens for children and their families in hospices around the UK. Reaching this milestone is a wonderful achievement and with many more hospices waiting for our help we look forward to continuing the great work and giving the gift of a garden to even more children."

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