Garden “Recycled” at Severn Hospice

Patients at the Severn Hospice in Shrewsbury will benefit from a new garden area thanks to Pughs of Shrewsbury.

Peter Forrest from Pughs of Shrewsbury, and Norma Ross, Appeals Director, put the finishing touches to the garden at Severn Hospice

We won a gold medal for our garden at this year’s Flower Show, but were reluctant to simply dismantle the display after the event. So we approached the hospice team and offered to donate the entire garden.

“It seemed such a waste to just take the garden to pieces and we wanted to make sure it was donated to a local charity that would reap the most benefit,” said Peter Forrest for Pughs.

“After discussions with the rest of the team, we decided that the Severn Hospice would be a perfect choice. We’re very proud to be supporting the hospice by dedicating our show garden to them. We hope it will become a place of peace for everyone that visits it.”

The 2010 garden was designed and planted with the help of Boningale Garden Creations, from Albrighton, and it has now been relocated to the hospice site at Bicton Heath. Work is currently under way to complete the finishing touches before the patients and their families can enjoy the new area.

Norma Ross, Hospice Appeals Director, said the garden would also include a legacy tree sculpted in copper, with each leaf engraved with the name of someone who has left a legacy in their will to the hospice.

“The show garden, coupled with our legacy tree, will provide the perfect memorial to all those who have shown their support. We are incredibly grateful to Pughs of Shrewsbury for kindly donating the garden and we would also like to thank Marshalls for providing the paving. I’m sure our staff, patients, visitors and supporters will enjoy using the garden for many years to come.”

And it’s not the first time we’ve tackled such an ambitious project – our award-winning garden from last year’s Flower Show now has a new home at our riverside offices in Longden Coleham.