The Eternal Garden provides an indoor and outdoor space for our end-of-life patients to spend time with loved ones recounting memories, and for colleagues to use the space to deliver difficult news and decompress following a challenging day. The Eternal Garden can also be used by parents who are under the care of our Maternity and Neonatal services whose babies have sadly died or are receiving palliative end of life care.
The patioed garden is surrounded by pleached trees, leafy plants, fragrant flowers and the sound of trickling water, as well as benches for loved ones to be together away from clinical settings.
Located in the courtyard is a garden room which contains homely furnishings, heating and facilities to make drinks, with glass bi-fold doors allowing patients and their families to use the space all year round.
The Eternal Garden has been designed by award-winning garden and landscape designer Rae Wilkinson and was funded by the Friends of St Peter’s Hospital.
To ensure privacy for our patients, we ask that you please call 01932 723318 to book time to spend in The Eternal Garden.
Below is a collection of photos from the garden. Click on an image to enlarge.