Blue Diamond’s Le Friquet Garden Centre donates plants for garden at Les Bourgs Hospice

November 19th, 2011 by Les Bourgs Hospice

THE gardens at the new Les Bourgs Hospice will soon be filled with £12,000 worth of plants.

Blue Diamond, which owns Le Friquet Garden Centre, has donated the plants to the hospice as part of its support for the island where the company has its roots.

‘Blue Diamond started as the Fruit Export Company and has been a proud part of the Guernsey community for 107 years. We are always delighted to be involved in projects that will make a very real difference to islanders and there is no doubt that the new Les Bourgs Hospice will do exactly that,’ said Blue Diamond managing director Alan Roper.

‘The team behind Les Bourgs has done an amazing job in raising millions of pounds to make the dream of a new, purpose built, state of the art hospice a reality and it is an absolute pleasure for Blue Diamond to be able to reduce the cost of creating the gardens.

The new building has been designed around the garden, which includes two interlinked ponds with fountains, seating areas, lawns and planted borders. All of the bedrooms have their own private terraces, which overlook the garden.

‘The garden is an extremely important part of Les Bourgs Hospice as it will provide patients with a place to rest and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Blue Diamond, which not only means we can use money designated for the garden for other things but also that we can start work on planting much earlier than we had hoped,’ said director of nursing Jo Boyd.

‘We hope that our first patients will be moving in during January 2012. We will be working with Blue Diamond to ensure that the garden is already taking shape by then and will be full of colour and aroma by spring.’


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