Trip down memory lane
A grant of £10,000 has been given to the therapeutic gardens project at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield by the Masonic Charitable Foundation
The first of the two new outdoor spaces is a dementia care garden, which uses colour, scent and visual stimulation to evoke memories.
It will recreate a residential street from the post-war era, complete with period shop fronts, Victorian street lamps and a genuine 1960s Mini car that will be a familiar sight to many of the patients.
The second garden is aimed at patients recovering from a stroke and draws on Japanese design. It will provide a tranquil haven for patients for whom the noise of a busy ward can be overwhelming, as well as a quiet place for family and friends to visit.