Momentum Children's Oncology Garden

We recently completed the re-design of a private garden for children with cancer at Kingston Hospital. Instead of ripping everything out, we re-used the existing structure, installing a new ‘Secret Garden’, hidden away in the corner of an internal courtyard. 

We installed new decking and replaced the old and tired canvass screen with a bespoke western red cedar trellis. A huge sail shade was replaced with a multi-stemmed Amelanchier lamarckii tree and the struggling planting was also replaced with a fresh new planting scheme.  

Visitors will find now find a welcoming oasis of vibrant green garden. We hope that the new Secret Garden space will provide a peaceful and private retreat for the parents and children supported by Momentum.

This project was supported by The Generations Foundation and Momentum. 

"This has been a fantastic and rewarding project to work on, it has been a pleasure to collaborate with the passionate and dedicated Momentum team to create a new garden space for the patients of the children’s oncology ward at Kingston Hospital. I hope the garden will provide some respite and a peaceful place to escape the stressful hospital environment for the children and their families in incredibly difficult times."

Tom Massey - Director - Tom Massey - Landscape & Garden Design

 

Top: The completed garden

Bottom: The garden before the works