Come along to the Launch Event of the St Giles Hospice garden project … everyone is welcome!
Join award winning RHS garden designer Karen Tatlow to hear the ‘STORY OF A SHOW GARDEN’ – sharing her experience of building and exhibiting an RHS show garden last year, which picked up no less than three awards, including “People’s Choice Show Garden” and well as attracting national media coverage.
Building a garden from scratch out of nothing, to an absolute deadline in a matter of days and making it look like it has been there for years is no easy task. In fact it could be described as a form of insanity!
We ended up doing all sorts of crazy things to make it happen and those are the kind of things people are most interested in hearing about.
Karen will also be sharing the story behind the St Giles garden, which will be at RHS Malvern Spring Festival in May, before being moved, piece by piece, back to the hospice in Whittington, Lichfield.
There’ll be the opportunity to find out how to pledge your support for the project, whether that’s getting involved in building the garden, spreading the word, helping financially, or signing up to help bring the garden back to Whittington.
The garden is becoming a real community project, with people, local organisations and businesses across Whittington Village and Lichfield all coming together to donate time, products, services and expertise, as well as financial donations.
It’s an absolute joy to see so many people and businesses wanting to lend their support to build this garden for the hospice.
We have already raised support worth an estimated £58K, which is so wonderful, but we still have about £13K to go, so every little bit that people and businesses can give is so important … and of course we cannot do it all alone, so we are also looking for volunteers that can help us!
All are welcome to come along to the Launch Event, whether you are a local business owner or representative that would like to find out more, or someone who is simply fascinated about the world of RHS Show Gardens!
The Launch Event is at St Giles Hospice, Whittington, on the 23rd January, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Tickets are free, with a request for a donation on the night towards the garden if possible.
Tickets are avialable via EventBrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-story-of-a-rhs-show-garden-tickets-84152156365
Or contact Karen directly at