JPS Landscape Design are delighted to unveil the newly created Petal Garden at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) at the end of last month.
Patients, families and staff were entertained by a Punch & Judy show and treated to a musical accompaniment by members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for the opening of the new garden.
This exciting new garden, designed especially for the dementia wards at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, is now an optimistic and joyous celebration of both memory and the beauty of the petal, born out of a previously neglected and overgrown courtyard. The garden comprises five raised beds in the shape of petals, each representative of the wards using the space.
Denise Wright, MD of JPS said: “Every memory we have is unique and precious, yet they are as delicate and fragile as a petal. Memories can be easily damaged or blown away in the wind, but they remain forever a part of the flower that created them”.
The Royal Bournemouth Hospital Petal Garden is now being used by the five wards of dementia patients.
Dementia affects 850,000 families in the UK and is expected to soar to two million by 2051. Green therapy can bring comfort, friendship and a sense of independence to those affected, while offering respite for their carers and families.
Denise added, “It’s been a thoroughly rewarding and, at times, deeply moving journey for us all at JPS. We are grateful to LV= who also contributed significantly, and we are honoured to have helped our local NHS hospital deliver this worthy project. As a result, we’ve since been appointed to create three other gardens for the NHS in Southampton.
“With the growth in construction and development throughout the UK, JPS are passionate about designing sensitive and beautiful green spaces for people to enjoy. Immersing ourselves in nature is good for both our physical and mental wellbeing, and I believe our lack of connectivity as a society to our natural environment is closely linked to the rise in disorders such as depression and anxiety, ” said Denise.
JPS designed and created the garden as part of their support in the community and provided all design, plants and labour for free to this worthy cause. LV= contributed to the costs involved to complete the project.
JPS have been established for over 16 years and are a multi award-winning practice of landscape designers, landscape architects, horticulturalists and artists, renowned for combining creative flair with technical expertise to deliver outstanding landscape design solutions. Coupled with their strong team development and outstanding designs, many JPS projects have gone on to win numerous industry awards.
JPS work with home owners, architects, developers, planning consultants, national home builders, local authorities, care home providers, charities, healthcare, education, and community groups.
To find out more about the services they offer, speak to one of JPS’s friendly team at 01202 426143 or visit them at their new website address www.jpslandscapedesign.co.uk.
JPS is a multi award-winning, multi-disciplinary practice of landscape designers, landscape architects, horticulturalists and artists, renowned for combining creative flair with technical expertise to deliver outstanding landscape design solutions. Featured extensively in the media, many JPS projects have gone on to win numerous industry awards.
Established over 16 years, our diverse range of clients include home owners, architects, developers, national home builders, local authorities, care home providers, charities, healthcare, education, and community groups.
Projects range from a single private garden to multi-million pound commercial developments across the UK. Whatever your sector, we have the expertise and experience to deliver outstanding results.