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Horatios Garden Scotland

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.

Horatios Garden Scotland

About Horatios Garden Scotland

The Scottish National Spinal Unit Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow South Side G51 4TF
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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 has been much evidence that gardens and gardening have a positive effect on a person’s physical, mental and emotional well being. Having an inspiring outdoor haven is particularly crucial for people impacted by spinal injuries.

We continually need support for this amazing space. We are always looking for volunteers, whether you’re a gardener or wish to support the patients.

It takes £35,000 a year to run this garden and project. Please support us by becoming a friend, donating or fundraising.

“Horatio’s Garden has been a blessing and has helped tremendously with my recovery at the spinal unit. The main courtyard has been an oasis of peace at times when enjoying the beauty and sounds of the garden” – Lee-Ann, patient in Scotland.

Would you like to visit the garden? Please contact sallie@horatiosgarden.org.uk or 07934 390133 for more information.

Upcoming Events at Horatios Garden Scotland

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Horatio’s Garden

1st September 2024

Horatio's Garden Glasgow, designed by acclaimed garden designer and RHS judge, James Alexander-Sinclair, will be open to the public on Sunday 1st September as part of Scotland's Garden Scheme!

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