Hospice gardens take shape

Liz Morrow, Stephon Boyle and John McIntyre hard at work on the Warkworth Wellsford Hospice gardens.

Volunteers finally got enough fine weather this week to undertake a significant landscaping project at Tui House, the Warkworth Wellsford Hospice centre in Glenmore Drive, this week.

Liz Morrow created the planting plan and sourced the plants – some donated and others at significant discount – and volunteers planted, mulched and built a retaining wall and raised vegetable gardens.

The finished design will include a screened contemplation garden at the end of the central courtyard in memory of Ona and Mansel Price, fruit trees and raised vegetable beds that will be accessible for wheelchairs and walkers, and trees and carpet roses to soften the expanse of the main carpark and create shelter and screening on the boundary.

Liz is also adding to the planting that was organised and donated by Wendy Schick, of Tumbleweed in Matakana, before Tui House opened in November. The planting will partially screen the front of Tui House from the road and more plants will be arriving this week.

Mulch has been donated by the neighbouring Central Landscape and Garden Supplies.


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