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
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
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
There was a buzz in the air when six members of staff from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) recently took part in an Introduction to Beekeeping course, to promote health and wellbeing. Neil Jones, Paul Price, Sarah Dunne, Sharon Cornish, Jim Bax and Mike Lewis, who all work within the Mental Health Clinical … Continue reading Beekeeping course gives staff a buzz
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
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!
Six brave men have had their heads shaved to raise money for Ein Berllan – Our Orchard raising over £600 so far. Orchard Head ShaveStaff and Unison members from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board; Stuart Egan, Peter McCabe, Wayne Brewer, Norman Mitchell, Jonathan Aver, Steve Taylor, Andrew Woodman and Steve Gauci all decided to … Continue reading Shaving the way for Our Orchard
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