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Grow our Gardens

The new Thames Hospice sits in eight acres of beautiful local countryside overlooking Bray Lake. Our goal is to create a new, larger hospice to match the very best in the UK – and to provide a wonderful new home for hospice care for the next generation of local people.

The build is almost complete. So, we are now focused on using the large amount of new space we have available to create several new garden areas for patients and their families to be together in comfort, to reflect and to find peace and tranquillity.

Today, we ask for your help by contributing towards one or more of the flowers, shrubs or trees we need.

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Lake View Patient Gardens

Each of our 28 patient bedrooms will look out over one of our wonderful gardens. Most will overlook the Lake View Gardens. These will be carpeted with wildflower grass – giving radiant colour most of the year and a rich home for birds, bees and butterflies. Just outside each room will be a small private patio – each accessible by patients any time they wish. These patios will be bright, colourful spaces decorated with a range of vibrant flowers to give colour and life all year round. We’ll also have beautiful cloud-form hedges created from carefully placed topiary globes.

The Water Garden

Water is a key feature of our garden spaces – and the Water Garden is right at the heart of our new hospice. A water course will travel gently over cobbles, down the hill to the lake. The planting here will feature mainly water-loving marshland plants, such as black sedge, as well as bursts of colour from cowslips and marigolds.

Sanctuary Gardens

This garden connects the hospice to the lake. Our ‘natural’ stream, which appears in the Water Garden, flows down through here. Our aim here is to create a more open space, similar to a country house garden, with places to sit and enjoy time with friends and family. We will add specialist boxes to encourage bats and other wildlife to visit and make their home in the garden. The focal point will be a large, mature oak tree – the trunk of which will be encircled with a natural wooden seat.

Orchard Garden

Just to the south of our Inpatient Unit will be the Orchard Garden. Here we will have paths among the trees and several sheltered benches offering a peaceful place to sit. We will plant a range of saplings, mature and semi-mature trees here – a range of many different varieties that will provide bright bursts of colour for most of the year.