Horatio’s Garden Sheffield

Location: Sheffield

Client: Horatio's Garden

Style: Hospital, therapeutic, accessible

Project: Charity, Hospital, Work in Progress

Harris Bugg Studio is designing a new, permanent garden for Horatio’s Garden at the Princess Spinal Injuries Centre in Sheffield, which will benefit thousands of patients, relatives and NHS staff for years to come.

Horatio’s Garden, the charity dedicated to creating and nurturing beautiful, accessible and sustainable gardens in NHS spinal centres, has also invited Harris Bugg Studio to design a wheelchair-accessible garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023. This Chelsea show garden will go on to form the heart of the new Horatio’s Garden in Sheffield, and will be the charity’s eighth garden in the UK.

The brief for Sheffield is to transform what is currently a car park space into a hopeful, accessible and therapeutic space.  The design is inspired by the stunning Rivelin Valley, which links Sheffield to the Peak District and the history of craftsmanship found at Kelham Island, one of the oldest industrial sites in Sheffield. The garden will be a beautiful, immersive, restorative haven – the antithesis of a busy, clinical hospital environment – providing a sense of hope and comfort to all those affected by spinal cord injury.

Horatio’s Garden has launched its capital appeal to raise the vital funds needed to create Horatio’s Garden Sheffield. To find out more and donate to the appeal, please visit www.horatiosgarden.org.uk or watch this film about the garden.