Hundreds of decorative metal Sunflowers, the Sunflower being the emblem of the hospice movement, are being sold to help fund a garden project in support of St Giles Hospice, near Lichfield, Staffordshire.
Garden designer Karen Tatlow, has designed a show garden in collaboration with St Giles Hospice, Whittington, which will be exhibited at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival in May 2020, before being brought back and re-built, piece by piece, in the hospice grounds.
Anyone wishing to help support the project can buy Sunflowers for £20 each. 50% of the proceeds will go directly to St Giles Hospice, while the other 50% will go to help fund the building of the garden.
The Sunflowers will first go to RHS Malvern Spring Festival, where they will create a poignant art installation at the heart of the show garden for all to see. After the show they will be brought back to St Giles, when people can either choose to collect their Sunflowers in person 18th – 31st May, or choose to leave them at St Giles where they will go to create an art installation in the grounds of the hospice.
We want to sell 500 Sunflowers, which will not only help to build the garden, but also be a great way to raise a lot of money to go directly to St Giles.
That’s a lot of Sunflowers and we only have 10 weeks until we start building the garden! So we really need everyone thinking about buying their Sunflowers to do it as soon as possible.Karen Tatlow
The Sunflowers were kindly photographed by professional photographer Jenny Lilly. Jenny has had commissions to photograph show gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for many years and it is very exciting that she will be photographing St Giles Hospice “The Moments that Matter” garden when it is exhibited at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.
Anyone wanting to know more about the project can read all about it at https://stgileshospiceshowgarden.com/
Or contact Karen Tatlow at