The Secret Garden

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Harrowden Turf  has supported the “The Secret Garden” – with 500m of our Jubilee Turf . It’s a fantastic initiative being undertaken by Leicester’s Hospitals and its partners. The plan is  to create a garden oasis for hospital staff, visitors and partners.

Initially, we joined an extensive team including Bowmer and Kirkland and McDermotts as well as a host of volunteers. Then the plan is for the project to be developed in phases to provide different value in support of a very diverse range of needs.

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Many thanks to the volunteers…..

Three of us began, myself and two great guys from Bowmer and Kirkland. It grew steadily warmer. Thankfully, gradually we were joined by an ever-growing band of skilled volunteers. So, on the day, we successfully laid 500m of turf. As our volunteer army grew so did our access to skills, tools and expertise. Finally, the day was topped off with a guest appearance by Leicester Fire & Rescue Service. They made a truly awesome spectacle of watering the turf. These are the guys you need although I guess not just anyone can ask them to turn up and water a new garden. By the end of the day we had a pretty extensive lawn, we had fed and watered the volunteers and watered the grass. Great job –  and you can still get involved by emailing  [email protected] .

Stuart Ridd-Jones – Managing Director

It is a great pleasure to be able to support the creation of “The Secret Garden”. 

It’s not often that we get the chance to give something back. This is such a great project. It not only aims to provide a fantastic garden but it also reinforces the importance of gardens and outdoor space for health and general wellbeing”

Located behind the Mansion House on the grounds of Glenfield Hospital, the garden aims to provide a new, tranquil space for patients, visitors, staff and the wider community.

To find out more about the project and how you can get involved please email [email protected]


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