When Rainbows Hospice developed its Remembrance Garden we approached Caltef Designs with the idea of a memorial tree. Caltef engaged with our brief and the idea of a large corten steel memorial tree emerged. This tree would accommodate glass leaves with the names of children who had died.
Caltef was bold and inventive. Their skills in engineering and construction allowed for a significant structure which sits at the centre piece of the garden. Despite its size there is a sensitivity in the sculpture which reflects the space beautifully.
Feedback form bereaved families has been positive. The team at Caltef listened to what we needed and produced a bespoke sculpture of significant merit. I would strongly recommend their work and their humanity.
David Hamilton | Psychological & Bereavement Lead
Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
We cannot thank everyone at Caltef Designs enough for the design and installation of the striking Remembrance Tree at Rainbows Hospice.
Their creativity and design engineering produced a life-sized Corten tree for bereaved families to hang personalised glass leaves to remember their loved ones.
Will and the team were a delight to collaborate with, were sensitive to the brief and the Hospice's needs, and have created a lasting memorial that really is the heart of the new garden.
Vanessa and Rachel
VaRa Garden Design
Pre-registered members of the Society of Garden Designers
Designer members of the Association of Professional Landscapers
We were approached by Rainbows Hospice to create a large corten tree to form the centre piece of a new memorial garden at Rainbows Hospice. It was required to be made to be able to have leaves attached to it in memory of children who had died. This was achieved by making the branches hinged so that they could be lowered in sections to allow the leaves to be attached with copper wire to weather sympathetically with the corten.
10 sheets of corten were cut and fabricated to form the tree. The branches were then individually bent to form the finished piece.
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