News articles - 2019
Date: 23 May 2019
Residents of Langley Green Hospital's Amber Ward will be enjoying some peace and relaxation in their dedicated garden, after team members from Saxon Weald came together to transform the overgrown outdoor space into an attractive sensory haven.
As part of an ongoing series of community projects, volunteers from the Saxon Weald team worked hard to dig up the over grown plant beds, and thanks to a discount from Squires garden centre and Homebase, were able to replace the unruly weeds with low maintenance plants, that will blossom and grow to fill the space over time. Lavender and camomile were also planted to stimulate the senses and encourage relaxation.
A generous donation of paint from Dulux enabled the team to give the external walls a lick of lavender paint and Saxon Weald provided a couple of picnic benches for residents to sit and enjoy the garden.
The Amber Ward is the hospital's Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and offers specialist support for people experiencing significant amounts of distress. As the unit is intended to be secure, the refurb of the garden has created a safe but welcoming space for residents to relax in.
Service Leaders at the Amber Ward were thrilled with the outcome of the day:
"Thank you to Saxon Weald for refurbing our ward garden today. You did an amazing job and we are so grateful for your efforts to make our garden homely again."
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to make a difference in the local community, supporting projects and organisations that do a fantastic job on often limited funding. A huge thank you to Dulux, Homebase and Squires for their contributions and to the staff at Langley Green Hospital for facilitating the project.