After Chelsea, the garden moved to its permanent home at Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, where Teapot Trust has been working in partnership to support families in need over the last decade. Plants and materials were reused, repurposed and recycled. 

Whilst a show garden at Chelsea is designed for instant impact, creating the Elsewhere Garden at the Royal Hospital for Children was designed for the long term. We have worked closely with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde who are committed to the long-term success of the garden. There is a genuine belief in the health and wellbeing benefits of high-quality green space.

The hospital serves multiple areas of social need, where chronic illness in children is more than 2.5 times more prevalent. The garden will offer an inclusive safe space to help overcome barriers to accessing healthcare, it will be used for outdoor art therapy and all patients and visitors will be welcome.  Our aspiration is to build an art therapy pod in the garden. Demand for Teapot Trust art therapy services in Glasgow is high and an appropriate space to offer the service is one of the biggest barriers to delivery. 

Prof Tom Steele, director of estates and facilities for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said about the future plans for the children led garden: “We are delighted to be receiving this unique garden space which I am sure will have an instant benefit for our patients, families and staff. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde manages a diverse portfolio of land across central Scotland that has the potential to improve the wellbeing of surrounding communities by enhancing the environment and creating green spaces which improve mental and physical health. Increasing evidence links access and use of green space to a multitude of healthcare benefits.”