Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity, Jane Bingham & Penny Hearn of The Cheshire Garden collaborated to create a charity garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2017 to raise awareness of Dementia and promote the Charity’s 2017 Dementia Appeal. The design was awarded a Silver-gilt medal at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in 2017.
The garden design is about looking back in time in order to enjoy the present and the future, which fits in with the Future Spaces theme.
Design concept features:
- Evoke memories
- Enhance the experience of the environment
- Reduce agitation and distress
- A ‘home from home’ outdoor space with the freedom to ‘be’
- Educate and inform the journey of someone with dementia from diagnosis to potentially 24 hour care
- Experience memories of planting styles from the 1960’s and 70’s from large colourful drifts of muddled and faded planting to a completely mixed up wildflower meadow
- Experience the memory shed ‘Room of Inklings’ with glass containers such as sea shells, old seed packets, marbles and garden tools, designed to spark memories by representing childhood memories and those of the past
Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity and The Cheshire Garden’s RHS garden, the ‘Remember Me’ Garden, aimed to raise £1.5 million to provide environmental enhancements to the wards and departments at Leighton Hospital as well as raise awareness of dementia and its effects amongst the people of Cheshire.