WORK to create a therapeutic outdoor space for Aberdeen hospital patients is nearing completion.
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s roof garden is due to be handed over by builders to NHS Grampian this week.
Contractors moved onto the site in May and have been working over the summer to install a number of features including an insect habitat, water feature and artwork.
The garden is on the first-floor roof of the accident and emergency entrance to the Emergency Care Centre.
Organisers have raised more than £532,000 of the project’s overall £600,000 target, which was enough to let the work begin.
NHS Grampian Healthcare Chaplain, The Rev James Falconer, who is leading the roof garden project, said: “To see the garden coming together after so much planning and fundraising is really exciting.
“Now that the trees and water feature are in place many patients, relatives and staff are stopping and imagining what it might be like to spend time in the garden.
“We look forward to being able to open the garden once the planting has been completed.”