Cardiff and Vale UHB is developing an innovative and ambitious new space at its University Hospital Llandough (UHL) site.
Our Orchard will bring to life the vision of a community orchard to the fields surrounding the hospital site. The health board is working with partners to establish this innovative project which is believed to be the first of its kind at a hospital site in the UK. Our goal is to establish an ecological community health park which aims to benefit wildlife, plants and people through positive human-environment interaction.
The orchard will benefit patients, staff, visitors and the wider community and will be funded entirely through donations made to the Cardiff and Vale Health Charity.
As part of this project to improve our outdoor environment, we will be developing a complementary programme of outside art to furnish and decorate the orchard as well as the outdoor spaces across all of our sites.
So far, this has included a mural on the orchard’s border wall, The Believe Tree at Llandough, The Reminiscence Teapots at our Mental Health Services for Older People department, and the murals and sculptures that decorate the outdoor areas of the adult mental health unit, Hafan y Coed.
Upcoming projects include a sculpture by artist Dilys Jackson and the development of a sensory garden for our patients with spinal injuries in conjunction with the charity, Horatio’s Garden.