Macmillan’s Legacy Backyard Arrives at London’s RHS Hampton Courtroom Palace Backyard Pageant 2022 – London Submit


Macmillan Cancer Support’s garden at the 2022 RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival in Richmond, West London commemorates the compassion of regular people who gift a future of wish for those living with cancer.

Produced by London garden designer Sean A Pritchard– who won a silver gilt medal at last year’s Harrogate Flower Show– Macmillan’s Legacy Garden tells the story of how leaving a gift in a will can assist to provide support for people dealing with cancer in the future.

The garden’s in proportion design reflects how one act of compassion motivates another, and formal, straight lines echo the sense of structure and stability that Macmillan supplies to individuals with cancer– frequently at times of deep unpredictability.

Somewhere else in the garden, a self-filling water function symbolises the importance of offering to the continued vital work of the charity. An emphasis on 3s throughout the area– three levels, paving patterns, shrubs, benches and pergola structures– signifies how presents in wills account for a 3rd of Macmillan’s fundraised income, supplying vital funds for the charity’s work [i] Kindly planted borders also use a house for wildlife.

All the bespoke structures throughout the garden, including a decorative pergola and benches, carry the message ‘gift the future’, encouraging visitors to consider what they can do today to influence a brighter tomorrow for individuals dealing with cancer.

There are three million people living 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 make sure Macmillan’s services are there to support people, 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 ensure their tradition can be taken pleasure in after the show.

Windrush School has actually been fundraising for Macmillan since 2008 after one of their teachers Maralyn Willmot, who had actually been operating at the school for 26 years, lost her battle with cancer. Having raised ₤ 70,000 over the 14 years, the garden designers have agreed 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 chance to design a garden for Macmillan, a charity near to numerous people’s hearts, was something I jumped at. The garden is a metaphor for Macmillan’s assistance and the role we can all play in providing. It’s an honour to work on a style that aims to move people to act in the most favorable of methods. Cancer has actually touched so many of our lives in some way, and I hope this garden offers visitors the space to consider how they can make a genuine distinction to future generations impacted by cancer by leaving a present in their will for Macmillan.”

Kinga Kun, Legacy Promotions Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We are happy to be working with Sean once again for this year’s Legacy Garden at Hampton Court Palace. We hope that visitors delight in the garden, and it influences more people to think about how Macmillan has helped them, and how they can make a long lasting distinction to people living with cancer too. The variety of people dealing with cancer in the UK continues to rise, so every present, small or however large, is vital. We are hugely grateful for the public’s generous ongoing support.”

Macmillan is here to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer, however we can’t do it without your aid. Any present, nevertheless big or small, will assist futureproof important services for people with cancer, now and for several years to come.

To find out more about leaving a gift in your will to Macmillan call 0300 1000 200 or check out legacies.