Sanctuary Gardens

The National Brain Appeal’s 'Rare Space' Garden

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The National Brain Appeal

The National Brain Appeal helps people affected by neurological conditions by funding pioneering research, innovative treatments and world-class facilities at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Institute of Neurology in Queen Square, London. Rare Dementia Support is a service funded by The National Brain Appeal that provides information, advice and support to people and their families living with rare dementias.

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Where can you visit this garden after the Show?

The garden will eventually be relocated to The National Brain Appeal’s new Rare Dementia Support Centre in London. The charity is committed to raising £7 million to create the world’s first centre of excellence for rarer dementias. The ‘Rare Space’ garden will ultimately form part of the new centre allowing visitors to retreat into a rare, safe and calm space as they manage their dementia and receive treatment, advice and support. In the meantime, the garden has been relocated to Exbury Gardens in Hampshire.

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“This experience has been such a positive and uplifting way to bring our charity into people’s lives, raise awareness of our work, and create incredible memories for our team, supporters and visitors alike. Creating the garden at RHS Chelsea was perfect timing to focus attention on our capital appeal to create the world’s first Rare Dementia Support Centre and has led to generous donations and support as a result.” Eva Tait, Major Appeals Manager, The National Brain Appeal

Tom Stuart-Smith
Garden Designer