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About this project -

A rooftop terrace with potential

In the heart of the new Christchurch Hospital Hagley building, nestled on top of the podium between the ward towers, is a rooftop terrace area set aside for use as an outdoor green space. It has been fitted out with plain grey tiles and at the Hagley Park end, glass panels that provide an uninterrupted vista into the treetops of the park.

Spending time in nature is good for your health

Many of us are aware that living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits. What you might not know is that in a hospital environment research indicates that green spaces not only encourage relaxation and reduce stress levels but can also help with recovery and improve clinical outcomes.

Our vision is to transform the terrace into a beautiful green space

Tony Milne from Rough and Milne Landscape Architects, has generously donated his time and expertise to create a plan that transforms the terrace into a beautiful green space to enable our patients, their whānau, and our staff to enjoy the healing power of nature.

A combination of hard and soft landscaping brings colour, texture, and life to the space which includes a raised mound for children to play on, and a range of seating and table options to support people spending time together. Planting provides privacy for the wards that border the terrace, and a view of nature for those receiving care or working in the areas that surround and look down on to it. The plan also allows for patients in beds or wheelchairs to be bought out into the space to experience the garden and the view out into Hagley Park.

 

Please help our garden grow

We need the help of the wider Canterbury community to grow our garden into a reality. Together, we have the opportunity to create a small slice of paradise in the heart of a big busy hospital building dedicated to regeneration, healing, well-being, comfort and calm.

The cost to bring our garden to life is around $500,000. We have taken our first steps toward this with companies donating their time to help with design and pledging support to help bring the garden to life. We have also had a generous contribution towards the cost of the garden. A garden party event in October will help us further towards our goal.

Donations can be made here and select Terrace Garden for the drop down menu. 

If you would like more information on how you could help, please contact info@maiahealth.org.nz

A big thank you to those who have donated their time to support the design process, and who have pledged their support to help our garden grow: Tony Milne Landscape Architect; Rough and Milne Landscape Architects; Warren and Mahoney; OS; Engineers; Canterbury DHB; Smith Cranes. 

 

Event Information -

Terrace Garden Party

We are launching the fundraising for the Terrace Garden with a Garden Party to be held on Saturday 24 October 6.30pm at the Christchurch Art Gallery.

Tickets to the Garden Party are $100 each by way of donation.  

Your ticket allows you entry to an evening of mixing and mingling with like-minded guests and exclusive access to the Max Gimblett exhibition until 8.30pm.

A cash bar and a selection of gourmet food trucks will ensure you’re well looked after, with all proceeds going directly to the Terrace Garden project.

Tickets will be delivered to you in October. In the meantime, please follow Hagley Hospital Terrace Garden on Facebook. 

The Finer Details 

If the event has to be cancelled due to COVID-related circumstances, please consider your ticket purchase a donation to the project.

Thank you for joining us to raise funds for this incredibly important and rewarding project for Christchurch’s health services. We will be in touch in the lead up to the Garden Party to confirm you and your guests’ details.

To purchase your tickets please click here. An electronic ticket/s will be sent to you via email prior to the event. 

Alternatively you might like to purchase tickets via direct credit to Māia.  Our bank account is 03-1700-0303533-00.  Please use Terrace Garden as the reference and email us info@maiahealth.org.nz so we can contact you with your receipt and to get you your tickets.

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