The RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s award-winning Florence Nightingale Garden has been rebuilt at St Thomas’ Hospital to celebrate International Nurses’ Day.
Opened on the 202nd anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the garden will provide a place of respite and recovery for patients and staff.
The theme of the garden is ‘nurture through nature’ and reflects the life and character of Florence and some of her ideas about the importance of green spaces, light and air in hospital settings.
The garden was awarded a silver medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in September 2021.
The garden has been relocated outside St Thomas’ Hospital on the upper terrace of the Albert Embankment, with views across the River Thames to Westminster.
Avey Bhatia, chief nurse for Guy’s and St Thomas’, said: “The new garden is a fitting tribute to Florence Nightingale who did so much to raise the reputation of nursing as a profession.”
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