Flower power: the hospice using horticulture to care for its patients

Nature can benefit mental health, but hands-on gardening has rarely been used as part of end-of-life care – until now

“There are an awful lot of things that go through your mind when you know you’re not going to get better,” says Pamela Bolt, 87, who lives with a terminal heart condition. “It’s difficult to come to terms with these things if you’re alone.”

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