After 6 months of our C.A.R. Gardens team building The Chelsea Garden at the EARL MOUNTBATTEN HOSPICE it has been officially opened by Alan Titchmarsh.
There is an open invitation from the Hospice for all to visit and enjoy its tranquillity and beauty. It is so rewarding to see this therapeutic garden being used by patients from children to adults, their families and the amazing staff and many volunteers, of the Isle of Wight.
The garden was designed by Matthew Wilson and was originally his RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden 2015. He kindly gifted it to the Island with the support of GREENFINGERS CHARITY, and project managed by Emma Hanford.
C.A.R. Gardens worked hard with local firms to keep costs down. Many companies and individuals, including C.A.R. Gardens supplied some of their time and materials at reduced costs, and even some for free. Most plants were donated by Hillier Garden Centres, and donated seeds by Mr Fothergills were grown on by Forest View Nursery.
There are so many people to thank and this list is not exhaustive, but we should also be thanking Chris Peck who was incredibly generous, Westridge Skips, Isle of Wight Compost, The Forge, Sydenhams, Wight Building Materials, Hillier Landscapes, and the many free hours donated for planting by numerous volunteers from the Island and mainland.