Salisbury Charity Garden Wins Best In Show

'Horatio's Garden nurtures the wellbeing of people after spinal injury in beautiful, vibrant sanctuaries within the heart of NHS spinal injury centres'

Salisbury-started-charity, Horatio's Garden, has been awarded 'Best In Show' for their incredible display at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. 

Horatio's Garden Chelsea      📷 BBC

Talented designers, Charlotte Harris & Hugo Bugg of Harris Bugg Studio are the masterminds behind the 'beautiful, immersive, fully accessible garden' and got their inspiration from simply meeting and listening to visitors in the charity's various other gardens throughout the UK. 

Horatio’s Garden, an idea thought up by 17-year-old Horatio Chapple while on work experience, was established after his heart-breaking death during an expedition to Svalbard in 2011 where the teen was tragically killed when a polar bear attacked his camp.

The first garden, opened in 2012 at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre in Salisbury, was originally designed by Cleve West; a six-time RHS Chelsea gold medal winner, and went on to win two BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) Awards for Wycliffe Landscapes in 2013, and three Society of Garden Designers Awards in 2015.

Horatio's Garden Salisbury      📷horatiosgarden.org.uk

The charity has gone on to open a further five gardens, and plans are well underway for the opening of their seventh and eighth gardens in Northern Ireland and Sheffield next year. What started as a young man’s dream has blossomed into a truly beautiful project, helping give so many people in hospitals around the UK access to glorious green spaces.

Congratulations to Horatio's Garden Chelsea for winning this prestigious award 🌸

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