Summer spruce-Up for RACH gardens

We’re appealing to local businesses for help to complete a spring spruce up at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.

We’re looking for builders’ merchants, DIY shops and garden centres to donate stones, paint and plants to help tidy up the garden’s at the children’s hospital.

On June 15, 20 volunteers from Wood are visiting the RACH gardens to help with the revamp at the garden, which they helped to create back in 2016.

Ewen Buchan, our Director of Projects, said: ‘We’re really lucky that Wood have so generously donated their staff and their time to us for a day to help tidy up the gardens ready for summer.

‘We’re looking for other businesses and organisations to help, too, by donating some of the items on our garden wish list.

‘Anything that can help us improve the outdoor spaces at RACH will be gratefully received but specifically we’re looking for some round pebbles and coloured stones for the beds, external paint to freshen up the timber frames around the garden, paintbrushes and rollers, ground cover membrane to help keep weeds at bay and, of course, some new plants and plant food to help them thrive.’

We created the gardens at RACH in 2016, with Wood raising £100,000 towards the renovation as well as donating the time and effort of more than 50 volunteers. The renovation was featured on BBC’s Beechgrove Garden programme.

The iconic topiary giraffes and elephants at the centre of the gardens make the children’s hospital instantly recognisable and quickly become a favourite with children and their families.

The planned upgrade will tidy and freshen the existing spaces and any businesses or organisations that can help with our request for help can email or call him on 07885 536370.

Summer spruce-Up for RACH gardens