We are delighted to announce that Greenfingers Chairman Matthew Wilson’s Chelsea Flower Show garden will relocate after the show to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight.
Following its showcase at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show where the garden was awarded a Silver Gilt award, Greenfingers will help in the relocation of The Royal Bank of Canada Garden, which will become part of a project aimed at expanding children’s services at Earl Mountbatten Hospice, a hospice in Newport on the Isle of Wight. The relocation of the garden to Earl Mountbatten will significantly enhance the outdoor facilities available for children with life-limiting conditions and their families on the island.
Greenfingers will be involved in the process of the moving the garden to the hospice, as well as raising the necessary funds to allow the relocation to happen. Whilst the Earl Mountbatten hospice has previously been predominantly focused on adult care, it is now expanding its services to children and families in need on the island which means they will no longer have to travel to the mainland for care and treatment.
The garden at Chelsea has been designed for The Royal Bank of Canada by Matthew Wilson, Greenfingers Chairman and Managing Director at Clifton Nurseries in London. It highlights practical urban water management, including water saving and harvesting solutions for home gardeners.
Matthew Wilson spoke about the relocation of the garden, saying: “I am delighted that the garden will be helping create essential outdoor space at Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Not only is the hospice a worthy recipient, but Greenfingers is also a charity close to my heart and I know they will do a fantastic job relocating the garden and creating a space for children and their families to enjoy together.”
Commenting on the donation from Royal Bank of Canada, Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive, Earl Mountbatten Hospice said: “The garden will provide a beautiful space at the hospice and we are so grateful to the Royal Bank of Canada for its generosity. The garden forms an integral part of our expansion of children’s services here at Earl Mountbatten and will be incorporated into a site adjacent to a new interactive children’s play garden, significantly extending our outdoor facilities.”
Dave Thomas, CEO, RBC Capital Markets, Europe said, “We are thrilled with Matthew’s design for the Royal Bank of Canada Garden, which embodies Royal Bank of Canada’s commitment to water preservation. Earl Mountbatten Hospice is thoroughly deserving of the garden for its continuously inspiring work with children and we are pleased to be able to ensure that his garden will continue to provide inspiration long after the Chelsea Flower Show has ended.”
We look forward to bringing you more news about this exciting project as it develops!