Amy Moffett, Head Gardener at Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville, has been helping to bring the charity’s show garden to life at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in preparation for its opening next week.
Amy leads the team to care for people and plants at the beautiful Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville. Based at the National Spinal Injuries Centre Stoke Mandeville Hospital, it nurtures wellbeing after spinal injury, offering horticultural therapy and arts programmes for patients.
This week, Amy has joined the charity’s build team led by Ryan Alexander Associates in Chelsea to help create the charity’s prestigious show garden at the world’s leading flower show, supported by Project Giving Back.
Horatio’s Garden Chelsea will be the event’s first show garden with mobility needs at its heart. Designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg of Harris Bugg Studio, who widely consulted with the Horatio’s Garden community to inform the design, it will be an immersive, restorative haven – the antithesis of a busy, clinical hospital environment. After Chelsea, it will travel to the Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Centre Sheffield as its legacy home to become the eight Horatio’s Garden.
Amy Moffett said: ‘It’s amazing to be part of this hugely special event today! Seeing the garden come together at the end of the build week is just fantastic. There’s such a buzz around the show ground and so much creativity. The Horatio’s Garden show garden looks absolutely stunning and really brings together all the qualities of a Horatio’s Garden. So much thought has gone into the various elements that make Horatio’s Garden so special for so many people. I can’t wait to see it fully completed next week!’
Members of the public can support Horatio’s Garden in the prominent ‘People’s Choice’ vote which opens on Wednesday 24 May at 7pm for 24 hours. Visit www.horatiosgarden.org.uk/chelsea.