Many years ago, an ornamental garden was created by the hospital outside Geoffrey Willoughby ward as a tribute to the late Miss N Kerslake who was Matron from 1960 to 1983. Unfortunately, the whole area has been neglected for many years. The reopening of the ward provided an opportunity for the Trustees to adopt this garden and plant it with a mixture of sustainable, drought tolerant, winter flowering and bee loving plants.
We are very grateful to NHS Property Services Facilities staff who used their volunteer days to clear the garden and do all the heavy work, planting to a design by one of the Trustees. The refurbished ornamental garden is dedicated to our late Queen Elizabeth II whose platinum jubilee last year was also that of the League of Friends.