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Bug hotel opening creates a real buzz in hospital biodiversity garden

new biodiversity garden opens with Fabian, Adam and Nikki

A new biodiversity garden has been created at Broomfield Hospital with the help of a local school.

It is also home to a beautiful Buzz Hotel - a hotel for bugs in the shape of a bee that was designed by pupils at Broomfield Primary School. 

Seven-year-old Adam Ledra, who drew the winning design, said:  "I felt really proud seeing the Buzz Hotel. I liked seeing how my 2D design has been made into 3D."

The garden - which will help reduce pollution, calm patients and attract nature to the site - sits at the front entrance of the hospital and has new lighting and more than 200 new plants.

The project, which saw 37 entries from pupils, was set up between the school and Bouygues, the facilities management company which looks after the Broomfield Hospital site.

Nikki Mortimer, performance administrator for Bouygues, said: “It was such a privilege to be a part of this project with the local community. I feel so emotional and proud of the kids for all the work they put into this, and to see the garden already being enjoyed by patients makes it all worthwhile.”

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