HEALING and art have come together with the unveiling of three gardens at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
Each space has been given a work of art, created from workshops held in school and community groups.
The three pieces – Tree Garden, Urn Garden, and Colour Field – are the result of a joint project involving the hospital and the Cheshire Artists Network Art in Gardens initiative.
Artists Pamela Field and Nicky Ferguson helped workshop participants to produce drawings and prints themed on gardens and open spaces.
Director of operations Mike Phelan, from the Countess, said: “These works of art are very dramatic and a fantastic attraction for our patients and staff.
“They show our commitment to the community and I hope they provoke both admiration and inspiration in all our visitors while also helping in the healing process for our patients.”
The art gardens were opened by the Lord Mayor of Chester, Brian Bailey.
Art workshops were held at Barrow and Guilden Sutton primary schools, Capenhurst Art Club, the One Earth event in the Grosvenor Park, Barrowmore Estate Adult Learning Week, Coronation Street Day Centre, and ‘Live’ at New Scene.
In addition, an exhibition of artwork based on historic pharmaceutical objects has been set up in the foyer of the hospital. This has been produced by Capenhurst Art Club and David Heke, Cheshire Artists Network fine art photographer.