Macmillan Cancer Support’s garden at the 2022 RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival in Richmond, West London commemorates the generosity of normal individuals who gift a future of hope for those living with cancer.
Developed by London garden designer Sean A Pritchard– who won a silver gilt medal at last year’s Harrogate Flower Show– Macmillan’s Legacy Garden informs the story of how leaving a present in a will can assist to provide support for people living with cancer in the future.
The garden’s symmetrical design shows how one act of kindness motivates another, and formal, straight lines echo the sense of structure and stability that Macmillan supplies to individuals with cancer– often at times of deep uncertainty.
Somewhere else in the garden, a self-filling water feature symbolises the value of giving to the continued important work of the charity. An emphasis on threes throughout the area– three levels, paving patterns, shrubs, benches and pergola structures– represents how presents in wills represent a third of Macmillan’s fundraised income, supplying crucial funds for the charity’s work [i] Generously planted borders likewise use a house for wildlife.
All the bespoke structures throughout the garden, including an ornamental pergola and benches, bring the message ‘gift the future’, encouraging visitors to consider what they can do today to motivate a brighter tomorrow for individuals dealing with cancer.
There are three million individuals coping with cancer in the UK, and with this number anticipated to increase to 4 million by 2030 [ii], it’s more crucial than ever to ensure Macmillan’s services are there to support individuals, both now and in the future.
The Macmillan Legacy Garden will be on display at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival between the 4th and 9th July. The plants and flowers from the garden will be replanted at Windrush School in Greenwich, South London to guarantee their tradition can be taken pleasure in after the program.
Windrush School has been fundraising for Macmillan because 2008 after one of their instructors Maralyn Willmot, who ‘d been operating at the school for 26 years, lost her fight with cancer. Having raised ₤ 70,000 over the 14 years, the garden designers have actually consented to revamp the school’s own memorial garden for Maralyn with the plants and flowers from the show.
Sean A Pritchard, Macmillan Legacy Garden Designer, said: “The opportunity to design a garden for Macmillan, a charity close to numerous people’s hearts, was something I jumped at. The garden is a metaphor for Macmillan’s support and the role we can all play in offering. It’s an honour to deal with a design that aims to move people to act in the most favorable of methods. Cancer has touched numerous of our lives in some way, and I hope this garden provides visitors the space to contemplate how they can make a real difference to future generations affected by cancer by leaving a present in their will for Macmillan.”
Kinga Kun, Legacy Promotions Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We are thrilled to be dealing with Sean once again for this year’s Legacy Garden at Hampton Court Palace. We hope that visitors take pleasure in the garden, and it motivates more individuals to consider how Macmillan has actually assisted them, and how they can make a lasting difference to individuals dealing with cancer too. The number of individuals living with cancer in the UK continues to increase, so every present, little or nevertheless big, is necessary. We are extremely grateful for the general public’s generous ongoing assistance.”
Macmillan is here to do whatever it takes to support individuals dealing with cancer, but we can’t do it without your assistance. Any present, however big or small, will help futureproof crucial services for individuals with cancer, now and for many years to come.
To discover more about leaving a gift in your will to Macmillan call 0300 1000 200 or go to macmillan.org.uk/ traditions.