This stunning rose made from scrap metal including fridges and ovens, the creation of landscape gardener Jamie Cullimore, will soon be installed as the centre piece of the water feature in the newly developed courtyard garden of The Rowans Hospice.
It is the culmination of Jamie’s involvement in the hospice’s Rookesbury Park Silver Jubilee Appeal Rose Display, during which he spent 15 months working every spare hour making 650 hand carved metal roses and 75 limited edition stainless-steel roses with butterflies, all from recycled biscuit and sweet tins.
The roses were sold by the hospice in memory of loved ones, to raise funds for the Capital Appeal, and formed the stem of the larger rose in the 25th Anniversary Roses Sculpture Display in the summer of last year.
The hospice’s Capital Appeal has been fundraising to create new, brighter patient rooms and a more welcoming patient entrance, a brand new space to support children as part of their Meerkats Service, as well as a dedicated space for people needing psychology and bereavement support.
Partner Julian Vallis and architect Trevor Munday have been working closely with The Rowans Hospice as they bring these projects to fruition, including carrying out a space audit of the original building and developing a phased master plan of extension and refurbishment.
Further details of the project can be found here.
For more details of The Rowans Hospice and their Capital Appeal please visit their website.