Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The garden in the ruins

I pass a beautiful garden every time I go to Barts.

In the ruins of old church - Christ Church Greyfriars.  During my 5 weeks of radiotherapy, the garden was hot, colourful and full of bumble bees, as the photos show.

When I started chemotherapy last November everything was cold and bleak, but the garden was still green and alive.

The church was originally a monastic church.  After the dissolution of the monastery it became a parish church.  It was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666, rebuilt by Christopher Wren, then destroyed  again in the blitz.  The church tower still stands and the ruined nave became the garden.

It is my garden of hope.


  1. I love your garden of hope, what a powerful metaphor. Wishing you well and full of hope. Audrey x