The Shakespeare Hospice's courtyard gets a makeover - The Stratford Observer

The Shakespeare Hospice's courtyard gets a makeover

Stratford Editorial 4th May, 2023   0

THE COURTYARD at The Shakespeare Hospice has had a makeover in time for summer.

The outdoor space at the Shottery-based hospice now includes a variety of new plants, as well as sensory areas and water features.

The revamped courtyard allows for visitors to enjoy some peace and quiet with loved ones, or to have a quiet chat with the hospice’s clinicians.

The idea of the sensory garden was introduced by Sir Peter Rigby, executive chairman of Rigby Group Plc and honorary atron of The Shakespeare Hospice.

It was designed in conjunction with Taylor Landscape and Design and has been funded by The Rigby Foundation.

Tracey Sheridan, the hospice’s CEO, said: “As the hospice continues to welcome more visitors, it was agreed that our courtyard was long overdue for some care and attention. The vastly improved courtyard will, once again, provide a much-needed space for quiet reflection for patients, their loved ones, and carers, just in time for the summer.

“We are delighted with the new look and are very grateful to Taylor Landscape and Design, not only for their hard work since the start of the year, but for their perseverance with the changing weather. We are also incredibly grateful to our Patron, Sir Peter Rigby, for enabling this project.”


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