About the project
A team of professional designers and landscape contractors have offered their services free to design & build the garden. They are: Pauline Pitts, Rose Dejardin, John Dejardin, Martin Kilgour & Christopher Merriman
This appeal is designed to both raise awareness of LOROS and to provide a lasting gift to users of LOROS. There are still opportunities for corporate sponsorship, personal donations and volunteers who are happy to dig and plant. See the fundraising page for more information. The garden will be a restful retreat yet colourful and reflecting the ethnic diversity of Leicester.
First shown at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 5–10 July 2011 Plot GW15. Where it won a coveted RHS SIlver Medal. Following the show the garden is to be installed permanently at LOROS.
It is widely acknowledged that time spent looking at or within a beautiful garden can help a patient come to terms with an incurable illness and can provide a restful retreat for visitors and staff. The gardens at LOROS are undergoing a programme of rejuvenation to optimise these therapeutic benefits, with as much of the work as possible being carried out by groups of volunteers. The Garden of Light and Reflection encapsulates the garden provision at LOROS and reflects the ethnic diversity of Leicester. It stimulates all the senses with vibrant colours in plants and materials, scented and tactile flowers and foliage, the sound of water and rustling foliage and the provision of edible fruits. The centre piece of the garden is a glass mosaic sculpture by Rebecca Newnham, constantly changing as it reflects the colour and movement of its surroundings.
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