The Cheshire Garden is delighted to confirm that it has once again been chosen by the RHS to exhibit a garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in 2019. This follows on from the success of The Cheshire Garden’s awarding winning design for the ‘Remember Me’ Dementia Garden at the 2017 show.
As in 2017 The Cheshire Garden is seeking to use the opportunity to develop a design for Tatton which will highlight the excellent work of a local charity. The garden will promote the activity of Children Today which raises funds to provide specialised equipment for children and young people with disabilities up to the age of 25 throughout the UK, during its 25th anniversary year.
The design for the garden is conceptual with the intention of telling the story of Children Today and promoting its core values. In particular the way it encourages outdoor activity as a potentially life-changing opportunity for children and young people with disabilities to experience happiness, gain independence and look to the future with optimism. Children Today aims to provide professional and caring support for its clients to enhance their lives in a trusted and secure environment.
The garden will be rich in symbolism with features which will represent both the barriers experienced by children and young people with disabilities and the opportunities which Children Today facilitates to allow these to be overcome. Central to the design will be three sets of gabions with the contents of each representing obstacles, possibilities and hope. Paths used to navigate the garden will be designed with varying levels of accessibility signifying both mobility difficulties and opportunities for greater independence of movement.
Similarly, the planting will be used to represent the hardship experienced by many children and young people with disabilities as well as the optimism that increasing immersion in the outdoors can bring. The brand colours of Children Today, primarily yellow with elements of dark and pale blue, and occasional hints of magenta, will enliven the planting scheme and capture the spirit of optimism which Children Today seeks to promote. As the garden is intended to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the charity 25 different types of plant will be incorporated.
The Cheshire Garden is excited to be developing a show garden for the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park and thrilled to be able to promote the work of Children Today. Funding is currently being sought to support this project. If you would like to make a contribution please visit our crowdfunding page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/thecheshiregardenforchildrentoday
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