SEQOL’s Men’s Shed team deliver new planter for Prospect Hospice’s garden

A team from SEQOL  Men’s Shed have delivered an elaborate planter to the gardens of Prospect Hospice, for the enjoyment of patients and visitors to the Wroughton based charity during the summer months.  

Men’s Shed is a weekly social group for men who have survived a stroke, meeting once a week  to socialise, chat and get involved in a number of projects, mostly focused on DIY-style woodwork activities. Making a variety of wooden items, ranging from nesting boxes to pergolas, the group’s latest creation was a five-part planter made almost entirely from old pallets, complete with seats that invite visitors to enjoy the gardens it is situated in. Men’s Shed’s members kindly chose to donate the planter to the local hospice, where they assembled it and planted it with a selection of summer plants, kindly donated by Blooms, that will provide a visual feast for visitors in the coming months.

“It is a big planter, and the guys in the group were keen to ensure that it went somewhere where it would be enjoyed,” says Mick Condon from Men’s Shed. “It’s such a big unit that we had to assemble it in the hospice’s gardens, and when we had finished assembling and planting it, we all felt very pleased that it would become a feature of the hospice’s gardens for years to come.”

We are very grateful to the guys from SEQOL Charity’s Men’s Shed for their hard work and this generous gift, and we are confident that visitors to the hospice will greatly enjoy the planter for many years to come.