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Spinal injury charity hosts garden at Chelsea Flower Show

the garden room in Horatio’s Garden Chelsea

The Chelsea Flower Show, which blooms into service from today, has announced its attractions for this year’s event which includes a garden for people with spinal injuries.

Visitors to the show will be invited to take a stroll in Horatio’s Garden Chelsea from the Harris Bugg Studio.

The accessible space, designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg, is specifically for people with physical limitations so they can enjoy nature in a safe and adaptable environment and maintain their wellbeing.

Taking into account experiences from spinal injury patients the surroundings incorporate a garden room providing a respite from the hospital ward where many spend months with no access to the open air.

The pathways are cement-free, environmentally-friendly and accessible for wheelchair users.

After its preview at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show the garden will move to its permanent home at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield so patients, families and NHS staff from the UK’s second largest spinal injury centre can enjoy its beautiful landscape.

The garden has won a Gold Medal and the coveted Best in Show Award at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023.

[ The Chelsea Garden Show 2023 runs between 23 - 27 May ]

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