Within the Beatson there are a number of courtyards and balconies which provide a pleasant outlook from clinical areas and calming outdoor spaces in which to relax.
For many years we have been very lucky to have such a dedicated team of volunteer gardeners who help us develop and maintain the gardens.
In 2021, we teamed up with Keep Scotland Beautiful, a charity for Scotland's environment, with a vision for a clean, green, sustainable Scotland. They have an initiative called It's Your Neighbourhood in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society which is designed to support and celebrate volunteer-led groups carrying out gardening activities, looking after your local environment and involving the community.
We thought our volunteer gardeners do just that and then some so applied to join the scheme!
We had a visit from our assessor and we are really pleased that Beatson in Bloom have been formally accepted into the scheme in recognition of the hard work and dedication of our wonderful gardeners. Here is some of the feedback from the assessment visit:
“The volunteers certainly care for the environment around The Beatson, and the campus is a joy to visit.
The group is very conscious of creating a colourful and attractive place for all concerned - from looking out of ward windows, to sitting quietly in thought, and welcoming the summer sunshine.
Many thanks on behalf of Keep Scotland Beautiful for everything you and your group do.”
Beatson in Bloom work hard to keep the gardens looking lovely and we are really grateful for their help. We are really fortunate to have such wonderful support from The Glasgow Tree Lovers Society and Alstom who support too.
We're always looking for green-fingered gardeners to help look after these areas, keeping them tidy and in good condition, and letting us know where necessary if help is needed with re-planting. We have regular tidy up days and planting parties here at the Beatson.
This role can be done flexibly in your own free time, and we'll support volunteers to take ownership of a garden area.