Healing courtyard is new space for the community

Published on: 22 Jun 2017

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Welcome to the Healing  Courtyard

A NEW COMMUNITY space is taking shape in the heart of Totterdown.

It’s called the Healing Courtyard, and it’s the vision of Beks Vera Harhat, owner of Wells Road flower shop Floriography.

Beks has been entrusted with the courtyard – a shaded place behind the former Chinese restaurant in the old Totterdown Centre – by its custodian, Bristol Women’s Workshop.

Bex wants to make it a place of coming together for the whole community.

After only a couple of weeks’ work it’s already transformed, with herbs growing in bright troughs and pots, and colourful signs and candles dotted around.

“Totterdown has a really diverse mix of talented people with really creative ideas and intentions,” Beks told the Voice.

She wanters to help create a space that’s based on an old physick garden, full of flowers and healing herbs, and have it used for all kinds of community functions.

She’s hoping volunteers will help keep it open during the day, perhaps in return for being able to run creative classes there.

There’s already a small marquee that’s cosy with carpets and bookshelves, while outside there is a clay pizza oven which could lend itself to social events.

If it was commercial event, there would be a charge, but if it’s charitable, it may be waived.

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