Former Glasgow Rangers Manager Ally McCoist used some special tools at the official opening of St Vincent’s Hospice Garden in Johnstone, Renfrewshire recently. The spade with which he planted a red rhododendron at the entrance to the Tranquil Space garden was repaired in The Conservation Foundation’s Tools Shed workshop at HMP Edinburgh and was part of a donation to St Vincent's Hospice of tools repaired by women inmates.
The new garden has been a labour of love for staff and volunteers at the Hospice. and is now accessible to the whole community.
"We hope that the whole community will enjoy the new garden and see it as a shared space which is accessible to anyone who wants to use it." said St Vincent’s chief executive Kate Lennon. “The the garden will also benefit all those who currently use the Hospice. In time it will become an extension of the care and support that our patients and their families receive within the building itself".
“We know that gardening can help so many people in very many different ways and are delighted that our Tools Shed tools will be put to such good use at St Vincent’s Garden,” said Conservation Foundation director David Shreeve.
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