The Horatio’s Garden team said:
The £5,000 received from the 1910 Trust in July 2020 has supported the capital appeal, and contributed to the first
tranche of payments towards the hard landscaping of the garden. Horatio’s Garden Wales will have a huge impact
on the patients spending long stays in hospital, by positively impacting their mental health, physical wellbeing and
rehabilitation. Our existing gardens are havens for the patients who use them, and we are looking forward to
bringing these benefits to patients in Wales next year.
Once the garden is open for patients, the charity will run a range of activities for them to engage with, including
horticultural therapy and arts sessions. All of the activities are designed to improve patients’ physical, social and
psychological wellbeing, contribute positively to rehabilitation by improving patients’ balance, posture and fine
motor skills, provide entertainment and distraction to reduce pain and anxiety, and give patients the opportunity
to explore new interests.
Patient therapies and activities will be in place at Horatio’s Garden Wales when the garden opens in Spring 2022
and we will be working with a range of local artists and creatives to run an engaging and varied programme based
on patients’ feedback.
We are so grateful to the 1910 Trust for your support of our capital appeal which has helped us to bring a
beautiful, accessible garden to support people affected by spinal injury in Wales.
Photos by the Horatio’s Garden Team.