Helping a garden grow

Whilst working with the Southern Spinal Injuries Trust, Hybrid Creative was asked to develop an identity for an initiative about creating garden spaces for their patients to benefit from in their journey of rehabilitation. It was an idea conceived by Horatio Chapple, a schoolboy who wanted to be a doctor and who volunteered during his holidays to work in the Spinal unit. Tragically, at 17 his life was cut short. There followed an outpouring of love and goodwill, with donations flooding in for his garden to be created. In his memory the charity was called Horatio’s Garden, and since its launch in 2011 has grown to help patients in 11 NHS spinal injury centres across the UK.

Hybrid created the helping hand leaf design to reflect the caring nature of the charity and the support enjoying a green space brings to its patients. We have enjoyed seeing the charity grow from a local charity to a national organisation and are proud to have been part of its journey.


Horatio’s Garden

Project summary

Identity • Branding • Literature

Hybrid Creative worked brilliantly to design the original logo and collateral for Horatio’s Garden in 2011. They are extremely talented and fantastic to work with.

Dr Olivia Chapple, Chair of Trustees