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Horatio’s Garden Wales opened in 2022 at The Welsh Spinal Cord Injury and Neuro Rehabilitation Centre in University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff, which admits patients from across south and mid-Wales.

Garden designer -
Sarah Price

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Garden designer -
Sarah Price

Sarah Price is an award-winning, three-time RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner, renowned for her artistic, naturalistic planting style in such projects as the Olympic Park and a garden at Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery.

From the outset, Sarah was passionate about incorporating as many elements of the winsome Welsh landscape into her designs as possible. Drawing on a prior training in fine art and a life-long love of wild and natural environments, her gardens have an immersive quality and are often described as ‘painterly’.

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Key design features

  • Scented, meadow, vegetable and flower gardens which encourage all-year round interest and biodiversity, inspired by the traditional Welsh landscape.
  • A gently undulating landscape of diaphanous planting and clear-stemmed shrubs and trees, with sea view glimpses.
  • A garden pavilion, in collaboration with 6a architects for warmth, shelter and socialising, green oak seating for intimate places of repose and a greenhouse for growing and garden therapy.
  • Star plants include the spring flowers of Honesty; the vibrant violet blooms of Salvia 'Amethyst'; and towering yellow flower spikes of Eremurus robustus. Elegantly trained branches of the espalier Malus 'Cox's Orange Pippin' are seasonally adorned with fruit and Wisteria sinensis features fragrant blossoms, cascading along the perimeter.

“The flowers make me feel bright and cheery and I love seeing birds in the garden.”

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Garden team

Head Gardener Owen Griffiths is Kew-trained with a wealth of varied experience in the social and therapeutic horticulture sector. He is passionate about forest gardening and its role in mitigating climate change.

Owen is assisted by Garden Administrator Helen Johnson, WFGA WRAGS trainee Holly Porter, and a fantastic team of volunteers.

Horatio’s Garden Wales was created in collaboration with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

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Horatio’s Garden costs £90,000 to maintain per year.

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Before: The Welsh Spinal Cord Injury and Neuro Rehabilitation Centre in University Hospital Llandough

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Now: Horatio’s Garden Wales at The Welsh Spinal Cord Injury and Neuro Rehabilitation Centre in University Hospital Llandough

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Horatio’s Garden Wales
The Welsh Spinal Cord Injury and Neuro Rehabilitation Centre
University Hospital Llandough
Penlan Road
Llandough
CF64 2XX

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