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A Garden for First Touch at St George’s

Designed by Patrick Collins. The garden is inspired by the strength and determination shown by premature babies and their families on their journeys, which can be long and difficult.

A Garden for First Touch at St George’s

The main feature of the garden is a water course that flows through a stylised valley and represents the journey that premature babies and their families follow.

A Garden for First Touch at St George’s

A turbulent source represents the uncertain nature at the start of the journey but becomes more gentle and calm further down stream.

A Garden for First Touch at St George’s

The garden is a celebration of the work of the Neonatal Unit at St George’s Hospital in London and the support it receives from the charity First Touch.

A Garden for First Touch at St George’s

Plant list:


Allium cristophii
Alchemilla mollis
Armeria maritima
Asplenium trichomanes
Betula albosinensis
Campanula portenschlagiana
Campanula poscharskyana
Carex testacea
Cornus controversa
Corylus avellana
Dryopteris wallichiana
Erodium x var. Roseum
Geranium sanguineum
Hosta hyacinthiana
Knautia macedonica
Luzula sylvatica
Nepeta x faassenii
Parrotia persica
Paeonia lactifolia ‘Shirley Temple’
Pratia pedunculata ‘County Park’
Primula pulverulenta
Rodgersia pinnata
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’
Saxifraga x urbium
Tradescantia ‘Purwell Giant’
Thymus vulgaris
Viola labradorica 'Purpurea’