Jane Ashley Garden

Jane Ashley portrait
A portrait of Jane Ashley

The Jane Ashley Garden

The successful Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust (ORH) Jane Ashley Unit - founded in 1996 at the Churchill Hospital, transferred in 2009 to the Jane Ashley Women’s Centre at the Churchill Cancer Centre. This is a significant new ORH NHS Trust development, where patients living in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area receive their cancer care in a dedicated facility.

Cancers specific to women are treated in the Jane Ashley Women’s Centre – a 20-bedded ward, where the previous reputation of supporting women with breast cancer in the Jane Ashley Unit, continues the ethos in combining care of women with breast and gynaecological cancer.

To date the Ashley Charitable Trust has provided and continues to provide invaluable support to the ORH Jane Ashley Unit through the previous garden and much needed equipment and sitting room furniture.

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order

The Ashley Charitable Trust are pleased that the achievements of the Jane Ashley Unit has been extended and subsequently raised and provided significant funding for the new Jane Ashley Garden – a haven for quiet and relaxation and a place to meet privately with their families throughout their treatment.

The 400 Sq m garden at the second floor level is subdivided into four areas which includes glass sculptures, water features, seating, children's art and raised planting. Designed by leading UK garden designer, Sarah Morgan, the layout owes much to the experience of the original garden and seeks to provide similar facilities to enjoy access to quiet space. The garden is also open to the Centre in general.

The Ashley Charitable Trust is grateful to the individuals and organisations who have also contributed to the project.

Many people have supported the unit over the years, so as the unit entered a new era, the opportunity was taken to build upon the support of its Friends through The Friends of the Jane Ashley Women’s Centre.

The Ashley Charitable Trust continues to support through donation and representation as a Trustee, The Friends of the Jane Ashley Women’s Centre (administered by the Oxford Radcliffe Charitable Funds).


Artists Impression

Ashley Charitable Trust - Garden - Artist Impression 1

Ashley Charitable Trust - Garden - Artist Impression 2