Show Gardens

About the garden

A garden inspired by


Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

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Garden Rehoming

Where can you visit this garden after the Show?

The garden has been repurposed at Mind in Furness, Cumbria, a Mind centre that provides mental health support, including eco-therapy, for residents of Barrow in Furness and the surrounding area. Eco-therapy has been proven to improve mental health, boost self esteem, help people with mental health problems return to work, improve physical health and reduce social isolation. Plants from the show garden have also been donated to a further 11 Mind centres across England.

"I chose to design this garden for Mind because time in nature can transform how you feel. I want people to feel embraced by the garden. I want people to feel protected when they are in it."

Andy Sturgeon, Designer

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"The simple process of caring for a living thing makes you feel responsible for its wellbeing. So even if I’m having a terrible week, I get myself out of bed and water my plants. Before I know it I see the life in them and how the sun dances between their leaves and I feel glad I’m alive." - Faris, a Mind media volunteer and writer

Tom Stuart-Smith
Garden Designer