AMAFFI, a luxury fragrance brand, donated an exquisite scented garden to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital as a lasting thank you to NHS staff.
Before the transformation
The garden transformed the previously run-down courtyard of the hospital and will provide a bright and beautifully scented outdoor space for staff and patients to enjoy.
Work in progress
AMAFFI was one of the many companies whose plans to exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower festival have been halted. In order to save the plants for the hospital garden, AMAFFI enlisted the expertise of RHS medal-winning plantsman and RHS Ambassador Jamie Butterworth, who runs Butterworth Horticulture.
Jamie Butterworth, MD of Butterworth Horticulture
Jamie and his small team who are based in London, have been working around the clock this week to transform the large outdoor space into the luxurious and restorative garden. Ongoing complimentary maintenance of the garden will be provided indefinitely, to ensure it is always looking at its best for hospital staff and patients.
Work in progress
Jamie Butterworth, MD of Butterworth Horticulture said:
‘It’s been an absolute pleasure to be part of this wonderful project and repurpose the plants and shrubs we were growing for the AMAFFI garden, to transform the space into a colourful, scented oasis as somewhere beautiful to rest and escape. The combination of perennial shrubs and flowers ensures that the Hospital staff can take time out and enjoy the most glorious fragrances and colours all year round.’
NHS staff taking a first glimpse
Rob Hodgkiss, from the hospital, added:
'This will be admired and enjoyed by our patients, families, staff and local communities during these incredibly unusual times and beyond. We have been humbled by the generosity of local business and the public throughout this pandemic, and although we’ve all experienced incredibly challenging times, a garden space to admire and connect with nature is a great lift for us all.’
Newly planted border