A former car park at Southampton General Hospital has been transformed by Amanda Levete’s ceramic-walled pavilion and naturalistic planting into a woodland glade oasis for cancer charity Maggie’s.


Designed by Sarah Price, working with architects AL_A, the garden for Maggie’s Centre Southampton draws on the ecology of the New Forest with birch trees underplanted with woodland plants that are reflected in mottled, stainless steel cladding.

A former car park at Southampton General Hospital 2

Sarah co-designed the 2012 Gardens at London’s Olympic Park and was a planting consultant for LDA Design on the post-Games legacy design.

Situated close to the oncology wards at Southampton General Hospital, Maggie’s Southampton is a warm and welcoming place, where people with cancer can meet with professional staff to gain the support that individuals and families need.

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Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport comments "I have seen first-hand the significant impact Maggie’s makes to individuals experiencing a cancer diagnosis. Their beautifully designed centres have an instantly calming effect and the staff are on hand to offer a full range of support."

A former car park at Southampton General Hospital 1

The centre itself comprises four zones, each of which opens on to its own private garden through full-height sliding doors that disappear into the walls. Discover more about Sarah's work at sarahpricelandscapes.com


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