Chapel Gardens - George Eliot Hospital
Open: All year
Garden Capacity: 12
Offers accommodation? NO
Location: The gardens are part of the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in Nuneaton. Follow the signs to the chapel from the main entrance. Chaplaincy Department, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, College Street, Nuneaton, Northamptonshire, CV10 7DJ, England
Description: The Chapel Gardens are at the heart of the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton. They were originally designed as memorial gardens in memory of much loved pathologist Sheila Worthington, who worked at the hospital. Over the years they had become overgrown. Some very generous donations from members of the public enabled us to renew the gardens so that they have once again become places of tranquillity, beauty and peace. We also created a new doorway so that patients in beds can be brought outside to enjoy the space.
Garden designer Anna McArthur worked with us and with Sid Bibby landscapers to build on the original design but to open up the space in some new ways. Now we are delighted to see the gardens being enjoyed by staff, patients and relatives. Hospitals are anxious and intense places, and this beautiful space is consoling and therapeutic.
Host: Ricarda Witcombe
Telephone: 02476 865046