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Revamp go-ahead for clinic gardens
9:57am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
PATIENT power will transform a “depressing” front garden at a mental health clinic in Ledbury and create a more inspiring back garden into the bargain.
Award-winning artist Andrea McLean, who attends the Rose Cottage Clinic in Ledbury, is the driving force behind a campaign to get something done about clinic’s gardens.
She believes the drab, grey front garden gives the wrong impression about the excellent services provided by the Rose Cottage team.
She said: “I have now had a meeting about the proposed garden project for Rose Cottage.
"It was a positive and encouraging meeting, we discussed the possibility of making raised beds, a herb garden and plenty of roses in keeping with the name.
“There is a large walled garden out the back that could be a place for growing vegetables and flowers, with a seating area for service users and staff alike.”
But the improvements might not stop with the gardens.
Miss McLean said: “The meeting rooms and waiting area inside could also be made more welcoming with a small library of books on subjects of mental health, wellbeing, and gardening.”
The 2gether NHS Foundation Trust will be applying for charitable funding.
To get the ball rolling, there will be an open meeting at Rose Cottage on October 1 at 2pm.
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