2023 Outcomes

Project Giving Back offers a form of creative philanthropy in which good causes receive a gift of opportunity rather than direct funding. Wide ranging benefits include opportunities for extensive press and social media coverage, hosting exclusive events for potential donors and direct engagement with thousands of show visitors. While each garden team uses their time at the show to great advantage, it’s the longer term benefits the gardens bring in their final locations around the UK that make this opportunity an incredible legacy for everyone involved.

2023 Outcomes & Activity Summary

Our stand out statistics

The amount raised by RNLI at one of their ‘After Hours’ events at the show.
People received support from Samaritans as a direct result of seeing the garden
Pledged to Fauna & Flora International in a single donation as a result of the show garden
Combined social media reach for Sadler’s Wells East during May
Pieces of media coverage featured in most major national outlets across print, radio and broadcast for Mind
Combined income raised at the show by Horatio’s Garden
Raised by Myeloma UK at events during show week
Increase in website visitors in the 2 months leading up to Chelsea for Rewilding Britain

By taking a charity to Chelsea, you’re taking it to a gobal platform, which for CAMFED was great. The exposure, the feedback and the value that they got from exhibiting at Chelsea was immense - so I couldn’t think of a more fulfilling thing to do as a designer

Jilayne Rickards
Garden Designer

Our relocated gardens

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All of our children are in need of a little extra TLC. Amid their busyness of day-to-day life, this garden is somewhere the children will be able to find small pockets of inner silence which will allow healing and help them to feel more positive, productive and to be kind.

Alec Reed Academy in London

Once visitor told us she felt able now to talk about the fact that her daughter had attempted suicide, something she had been hiding from friends, and was in denial about. It was a heart rending moment but she genuinely looked as though a weight had been lifted. The garden helped her to do that.

Samaritans volunteer steward

The opportunity to have a garden at Chelsea truly was the sort of gift that money cannot buy. We were introduced to a completely new pool of people who have now started their journey supporting our work and doing what they can to advocate and support displaced people.

Philli Boyle
Director of Partnerships, Choose Love

Having a garden at RHS Chelsea was game-changing for Teapot Trust. Hopes were exceeded with messaging, national coverage, public engagement, celebrity patrons, new partnerships and new donors.

Sarah Randell
Executive Director, Teapot Trust

Not only did it allow us to raise awareness around the critical issue of youth homelessness but also generated a positive response in terms of support. We're now able to transform an outside space at one of our hostels creating a lasting legacy of The Centrepoint Garden that will be experienced by the residents and all the team who work there.

Orla Constant
Relationships Director, Centrepoint UK

Chelsea was an incredible opportunity for our small charity to have a large platform. It was a mighty project to take on, but its lasting impact will go well beyond the show itself, and we will be appreciating the benefits for years to come. The garden started at Chelsea but its legacy for Talitha Arts has only just begun.

Jenna Thorne
Executive & Artistic Director, Talitha Arts

We had a unique opportunity to shine a light on inequalities in access to the mental health-boosting benefits of nature. Funding from PGB enabled us to showcase how communities can come together to reclaim spaces as climate-resilient community gardens which bring healing and hope.

Jenny Banks
Associate Director of Business Development, Centre for Mental Health