Following the official opening of our 21st Centre, Maggie’s Oldham in June, we welcomed Garden Designer and BBC Gardeners' World presenter Mark Lane to take a look around our newest garden with garden designer Rupert Muldoon.
Maggie’s Oldham has been designed by acclaimed architects dRMM. The building is supported by six slender columns making the Centre seem as if it’s floating above the landscaped garden and offering views of the horizon and nearby Pennines mountain range. Trees have been carefully planted to frame the Centre and form a wood that provides privacy and creates a strong connection to the seasons as the leaves turn from green to gold throughout the year.
Gardens play an important role at Maggie’s in all our Centres, our Chief Executive, Laura Lee comments:
Each of our gardens is carefully created to be a welcoming extension of our Centres, offering uplifting views, a connection to the changing seasons and a place to sit and relax. Many of our Centres run gardening groups led by experienced gardeners; as well as keeping the gardens looking beautiful, the groups offer a chance for people living with cancer to take part in a creative and physical activity with other people who are going through a similar experience. We find that people really benefit from these groups by sharing their thoughts and feelings and helping others with their problems whilst their hands are kept nice and busy.
Click here to find out more about Maggie’s gardening groups and to find your nearest Centre.
BBC Gardeners World on BBC 2 this Wednesday 19th July from 9pm.