Recently Evelyn’s Gift has spent a lot of time in the great outdoors working on three large gardening projects in Warwick. With some fantastic support from local businesses, individuals and organisations, we were able to transform areas at St Michael’s Hospital, Marloes Walk nursing home and Myton School – making three beautiful and accessible outdoor spaces for patients, residents and pupils. Thank you to everyone who worked with us to make these projects such a huge success!
Myton School: July saw our biggest project to date when Evelyn’s Gift worked with a large team from Jaguar Land Rover and Austbuild to create a pond, wildlife area and allotment at Myton School. Proving that Rome may well have been built in the day, the team worked incredibly hard in hot weather to transform a large area of rough land into a beautiful setting that will benefit everyone in the school’s community. You can watch a video of the Myton project here.
Marloes Walk: In June, we worked with a team from IBM to overhaul the outdoor space at Turning Point’s nursing home at Marloes Walk and to create a memorial garden for former resident Laura Dillon, who died in January 2016.
Laura’s mum Sue said, “Marloes Walk is an amazing nursing home and it is such a lovely place. At the funeral we asked people to donate money, which raised £350 towards the garden. Then we got help from Helen at Evelyn’s Gift and she got IBM involved and they helped us and designed the garden and built a wishing well, which I really wanted for Laura.”
St Michael’s Hospital: In April, we teamed up with volunteers from Jaguar Land Rover to transform the gardens at St Michael’s Hospital in Warwick, which specialises in psychiatric care. Three garden areas were brought to life with new planters and plants – and one of the courtyard gardens was made safe and accessible for patients.
Above: Some of the volunteers from Jaguar Land Rover with former Mayor of Warwick Christine Cross at St Michael’s Hospital in Warwick.