Hugh’s Garden – a new outdoor sanctuary for children and parents attending Temple Street at 43 Belvedere Place (just around the corner from Mountjoy Square) officially opened today.
The Garden which will be open from 9am – 6pm every day is for use by all families who are spending time at Temple Street, and who might need some peace and quiet and time away from the hospital. Parents can gain access to the garden by asking for a code from the ward or department their child is attending.
The ‘woodland themed’ garden was developed with the assistance of a team of 100 volunteers from Aer Lingus and a number of local volunteer tradesmen. Features include a ‘Bug Hotel’, Fairy Doors, Colourful Tyre Planters, a Nest Swing, a Tree Wall Feature, Wind Chimes and Bird Boxes.
The garden has been donated and opened by Ade Stack and Marty Curley, in memory of their baby son, Hugh, who passed away in Temple Street in August 2013 at just eight months old.
Hugh’s House is a new, privately owned six-family residential facility providing accommodation for families of seriously ill children from outside Dublin who are spending time at Temple Street.