Over the last couple of years, The North West Japanese Garden Society has very kindly given up some of their weekends to build two Japanese Gardens within the Hospice. These are beautiful, serene areas of contemplation and peace for the use of everyone within the Hospice.
A first visit to the Hospice can be a daunting experience – but we hope that by providing beautiful gardens and surroundings that first step across the threshold can be less of an ordeal. Although we can’t make people better, we can make them feel better and our gardens do just that! There is a myth that a Hospice is where you go to die – but we try to dispel that myth and believe that Willowbrook is a place to live. In fact, we actually discharge over 50% of our Inpatients back to their homes!
Through the North West Japanese Garden Society, we have been able to arrange a visit to the Hospice by the First Secretary to the Japanese Ambassador, Kita-san. He has kindly agreed to officially open the gardens on Thursday, 28th June.
If you would like to see more photographs of the Japanese Gardens, please click here.