Harnessing the therapeutic potential of gardens with Horatio's Gardens' Dr Olivia Chapple


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Horatio’s Garden is a national charity creating and nurturing beautiful gardens in NHS spinal injury centres.

Leading landscape designers such as Cleve West, Tom Stuart-Smith, Bunny Guinness and Sarah Price are among those who have lent their talents to design the gardens.

In this podcast, Dr Olivia Chapple discusses the mission and value of the charity's gardens, which came into sharp relief during the coronavirus crisis:

"Our head gardeners team were all deemed to be essential workers by the NHS and we've kept the projects going throughout the whole of the pandemic...It's really affirmed to us the vitalness of having access to gardens in hospitals."

Dr Chapple discusses the and the fundraising needed to get them off the ground and plans for the future.

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