Can you help us keep our gardens growing? 

In the autumn and winter of 2020, we built two gardens at Harefield Hospital. The main garden, ‘Harefield Healing Garden’, is a large garden for patients, their visitors, and for staff to retreat to, and the smaller ‘Rowan Garden’ is a courtyard garden for patients, accessed directly from the high dependency Rowan ward. These gardens were created thanks to the incredible generosity of people like you,   

The gardens provide sanctuary and immersion in nature; a natural and accessible place away from the wards, a place for patients to meet with family and friends, a place for relatives to while away time during those fraught hours waiting for a loved one in theatre, for outpatients to spend time whilst waiting for appointments, and for staff to take a well-earned break.

Patients can be taken into the Rowan Garden in hospital beds or a Barton chair, and those with drip stands can easily walk the meandering path through the Healing Garden. The power of nature and the beauty of the gardens works wonders on mind and body, and give all a sense of normality and life.

The presence and future of these gardens rely entirely on charitable donations. Your support is vital, not only for plants, compost, and new season bulbs, but to provide essential help from qualified professional gardeners, ably assisted by our fantastic team of gardening volunteers.  If you, or a loved one have benefitted from the gardens or can help in any way we hope you will consider lending your support. 

Any donation to the garden of any size is appreciated and if you can make a one-off donation or give a monthly sum you will be doing a wonderful thing - even a monthly donation of the cost of a cup of coffee helps keep our gardens growing and evolving.  You will be helping these gardens to remain glorious and provide solace for future generations of visitors for years to come.  

If you would like to make a donation towards the Harefield Healing Gardens please click here.

To find out what is going on in the Healing Garden, follow us on Instagram or Facebook, and visit our website 

If you would like to talk to or join our friendly team of gardening volunteers, we meet in the garden on Thursdays (weather permitting.) Please do get in touch at [email protected]

Harefield Healing Garden is a garden for patients their visitors and staff. It is supported by Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals registered charity no. 1053584.