We are absolutely delighted to have won the 2021 ProLandscaper Award for Industry Collaboration!
We won the award for our work on the Greenfingers Charity garden at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in Loughborough, where we were commissioned to extend and redesign the Remembrance Garden.
Inspired by the individual care, sensitivity and happy 'colourful' attention each family received from the Rainbows Team, we wanted to design a family-centred space with private and restful spaces for year-round visits.
We worked closely with the charity and the hospice to approach a number of specialists and suppliers to make the most of the funds. The response was fantastic and very early on, landscapers Alfresco Landscaping responded positively and sensitively, and delivered the project on time and to budget - their skills allowed us to sustainably re-use most materials on-site, including stones from the old water feature which they painstakingly re-set as communal benches.
Joining the collaboration, metal fabricators Caltef Designs created a life-sized remembrance tree, and local glassmaker Lynn Jackson ran workshops with bereaved families to make personalised glass leaves to commemorate those that they had lost.
This project has been a fantastic collaboration of like-minded professionals and individuals, who have dedicated their time and skills to creating this very special place. The team ultimately delivered a wonderful outcome for the Hospice and the Charity showing how the industry can truly come together with shared values, expertise, respect and care - this team was definitely stronger together.
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