New garden unveiled at hospice in Chesterfield

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A hospice in Chesterfield has unveiled its new garden, designed to be more accessible and welcoming for patients.

The garden at Ashgate Hospice now includes a wheelchair-accessible path, with secluded sitting areas for patients and visitors.

It marks the third phase of a major revamp which has transformed the six-acre garden into a large meadow, with a raised terrace garden and the renovation of a courtyard which patients can access from their rooms.

The latest phase of the work was funded by the Department of Health.

Lucy Nickson, chief executive of Ashgate Hospice, said: “Our beautiful grounds and gardens are one of the features that make Ashgate Hospice such a special place.

“All patient rooms have their own patio area and everyone can now get into and enjoy our stunning walled garden.”

The design for the new garden was created by Sheffield-based Hallam Garden Design.

The hospice needs to raise £4 million a year to open.