the story of a garden
Setting out the garden at the new Tŷ Cymorth on the Glangwili Hospital site was central to the aims and purpose of this specialist palliative care unit. It was to be an oasis of beauty, relaxation and tranquility, and if appropriate, in response to personal interest or medical advice, an opportunity for life enhancing therapy.
In the relocation the best of the original garden was retained. Pride of place in the new garden is the "Today Tree", a beautiful metal sphere whose branches inspire treasured thoughts and memories for the patients and their families.
The first stage of the new garden has been completed and is greatly appreciated and enjoyed by the patients and the staff. In September 2014 the garden was awarded first prize in the category 'Carmarthen in Bloom - Pride of Place Competition', Mayor's Award
for Special Interest. This is the result of the tireless work of Mr and Mrs Anthony Howells and their willing helpers, who have laid turf, planted shrubs, borders and hanging baskets, raked out ornamental gravel, as well as planting up the patio pots and tidying up the paths. In addition to the original Tŷ Hywel grounds, the adjoining Tŷ Llewellyn gave their garden area alongside to be part of the new Tŷ Cymorth garden project.
The story of the garden is ongoing. The Tŷ Cymorth Hospice Appeal owes a debt of gratitude to the generosity of the people of Carmarthen and District over 20 years of fundraising and we are seeking your support once more. If you can help us with plant feed, compost or any shrubs or flowers we will be glad to hear from you.
We are grateful to Mrs. Peggy Howells for providing some shrubs for the garden, recently; and also to several gardening groups / organisations who have promised to let us have plants / seeds / shrubs when they become available. We welcome such contributions and would encourage keen gardeners to bear Ty Cymorth in mind when they want to thin out / replace plants in the course of their gardening.
If you think you can help us with the garden project in any way, please telephone Meirion (Chairman of the Appeal) on 01267 222977, Ann (Vice Chair) on 01267 238154 or Emlyn (Secretary) on 07779 420626 who can let you know about the Hywel Dda Volunteering Scheme.
If you are able to volunteer, you would always be welcome.
Thank you for your support.