“I think often in this job, you don’t realise how intense it is…you have these tugs on your emotional senses, physical senses…then you get that kind of moment where you cross the threshold from inside that hectic space to being outside in this wonderful garden, and at that point, everything just slows down”.
Rebekah Franklyn, Senior Physiotherapist at Royal Trinity Hospice, Clapham, describes how the hospice’s garden is an invaluable place of peace, respite and tranquillity for staff, patients and visitors.
Royal Trinity Hospice open their award-winning garden with the National Garden Scheme.
Since 1996, the National Garden Scheme has donated over £6.5 million to Hospice UK. Thank you to everyone at the National Garden Scheme for everything you do to support hospice care.
Find out more about the National Garden Scheme’s support of Hospice UK: www.hospiceuk.org/ngs
Find out more about the National Garden Scheme: www.ngs.org.uk
With thanks to Royal Trinity Hospice – making every moment matter: www.royaltrinityhospice.london/
Film by Tom Edkins: www.tomedkins.com
Drone footage courtesy of David Hewitt at Satellite Pictures.
Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and end of life care. We work to ensure everyone affected by death, dying and bereavement gets the care and support they need, when they need it. We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, where they are or why they are ill, should receive the best possible care at the end of their life.