By: Caitriona Rochford | Posted on: 26 Aug 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nua Healthcare Opens Spectacular Botanical Gardens in County Westmeath

Nua Healthcare Opens Spectacular Botanical Gardens in County Westmeath

Abbey Blooms Botanical Gardens, situated just one kilometre outside the rural village of Multyfarnham, seeks to give back to the community in a way that promotes wellness for us all, whilst providing its visitors with a beautiful and peaceful backdrop from within which they can rejuvenate and reconnect with others, and truly appreciate a stunning display of specimen trees and flowering plants.

Nua Healthcare Opens Spectacular Botanical Gardens in County Westmeath

Nua Healthcare Services, known for its specialist provision of community-based residential and supported living services throughout Ireland, today announces the opening of its new community inclusion initiative in Multyfarnham, which has been named by a local primary school student, Anna Murray, as “Abbey Blooms Botanical Gardens”.

Open to the public 7-days per week; the spectacular new gardens are located on a previously run-down 1.7-acre plot to the rear of The Franciscan Abbey. Formerly, the area was utilised as a horticultural college, and later, as a chicken hatchery. Since then, it has been transformed by Nua Healthcare into one of Ireland’s most beautiful gardens and intends to bring the local community and its visitors together, in a safe open-air environment, amidst hundreds of specimen flora that have been displayed within numerous carefully laid out bedding areas, accessed by meandering pathways, and complemented by a magnificent geodome with its locally sourced limestone water feature. The gardens also house some carefully positioned gazebos offering sheltered seating areas for visitors to relax and enjoy a coffee from the well-appointed Garden Café.

Speaking today, Nua Healthcare’s CEO, Noel Dunne said: “It has always been Nua Healthcare’s mission to facilitate and support our Service Users to pursue meaningful lifestyles. We strive to provide educational and employment opportunities and ultimately, to empower the people we support to be the best version of themselves and to live their lives independently.  We are very grateful to the communities we work within who have embraced the men, women and children of our services, and indeed other services like ours. This initiative represents a unique opportunity for us on behalf of our sector, to thank our communities and to continue working collaboratively in the best interests of the people we support.

I am so proud of our team, not only for what they do every other day, but especially for conceiving this great idea and seeing it through to fruition in what one can only describe as their collective labour of love.  I wish to also take this opportunity to thank our Board of Directors for their financial support and their belief in the team. May all its patrons enjoy these beautiful gardens for many years to come”.