• Horatio’s Garden

    March 2017

    Horatio’s Garden opened in August 2016 at the Scottish National Spinal Injuries Unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. This is the spinal unit for the whole of Scotland. Designed by acclaimed garden designer and RHS judge, James Alexander-Sinclair, Scotland’s Horatio’s Garden has transformed the view for patients from the wards and communal rooms to something which is life-affirming to look out on to. The planting encourages birds, butterflies and bees, adding a dimension of interest for patients who can be on bed rest for weeks. There is a therapy garden with a greenhouse, donated by Hartley Botanic, for patients to grow vegetables and plants and a play area for patients’ children to go to during long visits.