First Minister plants a tree for a greener tomorrow

Cardiff & Vale Health Charity recently had the pleasure of welcoming the First Minister, Mark Drakeford to Our Orchard at University Hospital Llandough (UHL) to plant a tree which will blossom and grow for the future. The First Minister was joined by Maria Battle, Chair of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB), Jane Hutt … Continue reading First Minister plants a tree for a greener tomorrow

Blossoming Bed is Blooming Success at RHS Cardiff

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Cardiff & Vale Health Charity are very pleased to announce they have won a Silver-Gilt medal and Best Blossoming Bed at RHS Cardiff. The Health Board’s Blossoming Bed entry was designed by Garden Designer, Eileen Wood which is linked to the University Hospital Llandough (UHL) Our Orchard project … Continue reading Blossoming Bed is Blooming Success at RHS Cardiff

Planting for a beautiful spring in Our Orchard

Our Orchard at University Hospital Llandough will soon be looking blooming lovely thanks to the recent efforts from groups of volunteers who have been digging deep and planting bulbs to flower in springtime. Nothing quite says spring like a field full of daffodils or a flower bed of brightly coloured tulips. Spring-blooming bulbs always put … Continue reading Planting for a beautiful spring in Our Orchard

Children’s enthusiasm grows at Our Orchard

Local primary school children slathered on the suncream and brought their inquisitive minds to a hospital site to learn about nature and the environment. Llandough Primary School attended Our Orchard, a unique project at University Hospital Llandough (UHL) during the height of the summer heatwave to take part in bird watching, willow weaving and filling … Continue reading Children’s enthusiasm grows at Our Orchard

Principality helps to build hospital orchard

More than 100 Principality colleagues will overhaul acres of overgrown land to help the health and wellbeing of patients, visitors and the local community in Llandough. The ‘Ein Berllan – Our Orchard’ will be created on seven acres of semi-rural pasture and woodland which makes up part of the Llandough Hospital estate. With Llandough Hospital … Continue reading Principality helps to build hospital orchard

New partnership helps Our Orchard grow

Hospital Llandough (UHL) has been boosted by a partnership with Wales Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW). Orchard community payback 1The CRC’s Community Payback team has joined Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to carry out labouring works to help develop the site. NRW has donated money to purchase gardening equipment to … Continue reading New partnership helps Our Orchard grow

Cardiff Salad Garden – an example of a Sustainable Food City in action!

Sustainable Food Cities take a new approach to food in order to deal with some of today’s most critical social, environmental and economic challenges. A sustainable food city is a community-wide initiative that involves many organisations from local authorities, local health boards and trusts, shops, restaurants and other businesses, universities and the third sector. By … Continue reading Cardiff Salad Garden – an example of a Sustainable Food City in action!

New Innovative Orchard Project Launches At Hospital Site

A unique outdoor space to enhance the health and wellbeing of patients and the local community has launched at University Hospital Llandough (UHL) as part of World Health Day. Ein Berllan – Our Orchard was officially launched by Future Generations Commissioner – Sophie Howe, Mayor of Vale of Glamorgan – Stuart Egan, Maria Battle – … Continue reading New Innovative Orchard Project Launches At Hospital Site