Despite a cold and dark Spring which inhibited outdoor grown plants, we were delighted to supply plants to two gold medal winning gardens at RHS Chelsea.
Both gardens were funded by Project Giving Back, a philanthropic organisation, which gives grants for fully funded gardens to charities, enabling them to raise awareness of and support for their work at the world’s most famous horticultural event.
Chris Beardshaw was funded by Project Giving Back to design and deliver the Myeloma UK ‘A Life Worth Living’ garden. Along with a gold medal, the garden won the People’s Choice award, voted for by visitors to the show.
Myeloma UK celebrated it’s 25 anniversary this year. The charity raises awareness and assists patients who have an incurable, but treatable, blood cancer. It works to find a cure for this disease too.
A tranquil and meditative space, the garden celebrated the emotional and psychological health benefits of engaging with and being immersed in a garden of detail and calmness.
Charlie Hawkes, also funded by Project Giving Back, won a gold medal, best Sanctuary Garden and best construction of a Sanctuary Garden for the 'Rare Space Garden' for the National Brain Appeal.
The National Brain Appeal garden was designed to support their Rare Dementia Support service. Rare Dementia Support offers specialist social, emotional and practical support services for individuals living with, or affected by, a rare dementia diagnosis. It also funds research and aims to find a cure.
The garden was designed so it can be enjoyed by people living with particularly visual and spatial forms of dementia.
Congratulations to the garden designers, the charities involved and to Project Giving Back.