In 2023, Project Giving Back sponsored 15 gardens for good causes at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and in their relocated and repurposed homes.
The garden has been relocated to Lindengate charity, a nature based health and wellbeing charity with a six acre teaching garden in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, where it can be enjoyed by anyone visiting the garden, and is used by the charity as a teaching and learning space.
The garden has been relocated to the Alder Hey Children's Hospital as a permanent feature that is open to the public.
The Mind Garden has been rebuilt at Mind in Furness, Cumbria, a local Mind centre that provides mental health, support, including eco-therapy. Plants from the show garden have also been donated to a further 11 Mind centres across England.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a unique opportunity for charities to raise awareness of and support for their work at the world’s most famous horticultural event.
A brief look at the 15 gardens for good causes funded by Project Giving Back at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023.
Introducing The National Brain Appeal’s ‘Rare Space’ Sanctuary Garden at 2023's #RHSChelsea Flower Show, designed by Charlie Hawkes.
Embracing the authentic character of the local area and encouraging a sense of local pride, light touch and stewardship, the garden welcomes an inclusive multicultural community with space for social engagement and solitary contemplation.
The Fauna & Flora International Garden will offer visitors a window into the spectacular Afromontane landscape of Central Africa’s imposing Virunga Massif, celebrating the success of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme, originally established by Fauna & Flora International (FFI) in 1978 as the Mountain Gorilla Project, at the behest of Sir David Attenborough.
The Sadler’s Wells East Garden celebrates the next generation of dancers and appreciators of dance. It provides a platform to raise awareness of Sadler’s Wells East: a new theatre, Hip Hop Theatre Academy and Choreographic School, opening at East Bank, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in early 2024.
Collaborating with School Food Matters means one thing - putting children at the heart of the design. The garden is an immersive, forageable and naturalistic landscape where children can explore nature and be inspired by a diverse range of edible, climate-adapted plants.
Horatio’s Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a garden of sanctuary and hope. It embraces the mission of Horatio’s Garden charity to create and nurture beautiful, accessible and sustainable gardens in spinal centres for everyone affected by life-changing spinal injuries.
The garden is a celebration of the creative arts and their therapeutic power to restore lives. It is a planted canvas; a living installation that speaks of restoration through creativity.
Championing the positive power of plants to improve lives, the garden represents a child's imagination as it blossoms in response to the freedom gifted by art therapy. Through this escape into art, children find coping strategies to deal with life.
The garden celebrates the life-changing impact listening can have by taking visitors on a symbolic journey from the hugely challenging situations many people find themselves in when they reach out to Samaritans, to the comforting support of speaking to a volunteer. In 2023, Samaritans marks its 70th anniversary of being there for people who desperately need someone.
This garden is a contemporary interpretation of a wildlife sanctuary, inspired by native woodlands and the rehabilitation of wild animals that forms part of the RSPCA’s vital welfare work. Created using a fusion of natural, sustainable and recycled materials, it demonstrates how we can have a positive impact on biodiversity and live as part of the natural environment.
The Myeloma UK Garden – ‘A Life Worth Living’ highlights the work of the charity, which in 2023 celebrates its 25th anniversary. Myeloma UK is the only UK organisation dealing exclusively with myeloma, a blood cancer for which the charity’s ultimate goal is to find a cure.
The Choose Love Garden is inspired by refugee migration routes across Europe and the concept of desire lines - paths we create where no formal routes exist. The design reflects the relationship between movement and permanence - travel and home.
The Centrepoint Garden explores the notion of home and celebrates the charity’s work in supporting young people facing homelessness. The evocative design offers a metaphor for the challenges faced by young people when their world becomes uprooted and fragmented and highlights how Centrepoint offers a healing process, supporting and nurturing young people, to enable them to grow and realise their potential.
The Royal Entomological Society Garden has been designed to show every person how remarkable and valuable insects are, and how important people can be to insects in the choices they make and the way that they garden. The garden will provide an inspiring place in which insects can be studied, researched and observed in a beautiful and natural environment.
This textured sensory garden focuses on the connection between nature and health and well-being. The garden is designed with minimal hard-landscaping and places a focus on natural materials sourced from the locality of the site. The calming colour palette will help create a peaceful, tranquil natural haven to be enjoyed by Aspens’ community.
Following its larger than life reveal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022, the RAF Benevolent Fund ‘Strongest Link’ Garden has been rebuilt for a larger site at Biggin Hill Airport, where it forms part of the popular Battle of Britain Museum history trail. The watchful airman will welcome visitors to the airport for many years to come and the garden is accessible to everyone who would like a peaceful moment of reflection during their visit.
In November 2022, PGB CEO, Hattie Ghaui spoke with Janet Cooper, Deputy Chair of Trustees at RNLI; Faris Khalifa, Media Volunteer at Mind; Jo Roberts, CEO of Wilderness Foundation UK and Ben Eden-Davies, Head of Individual Giving at St Mungo's on how each charity made the best of their opportunity at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
A brief look at the 12 gardens for good causes funded by Project Giving Back at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022.
The inspiration for the garden is the incredible abundance, diversity and beauty that arises from the presence that the now re-introduced beaver brings to the British landscape.
The garden reflects Core Arts’ mission to support people experiencing mental health difficulties by promoting social inclusion and reconnecting individuals with their communities.
This garden aims to raise awareness of the profound impact that social and environmental injustice can have on local communities, as well as the wider world.
A space to inspire us to connect with each other for our mental health, now and into the future.
The New Blue Peter Garden invites everyone to discover soil and the vital role it plays in our ecosystems. The key message of the garden is "Don’t treat soil like dirt! It’s complex and alive - we couldn’t survive without it.
A young pilot looks nervously up at the sky, watching dogfights unfold overhead, waiting for the call to return to his spitfire and to the battle – the Battle of Britain.