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 ordinary people who gift a future of hope for those coping 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 assistance for people dealing with cancer in the future.

The garden’s symmetrical style reflects how one act of compassion motivates another, and formal, straight lines echo the sense of structure and stability that Macmillan provides to people with cancer– frequently at times of deep uncertainty.

Somewhere else in the garden, a self-filling water function symbolises the significance of offering to the continued essential work of the charity. An emphasis on threes throughout the space– 3 levels, paving patterns, shrubs, benches and pergola structures– signifies how gifts in wills represent a 3rd of Macmillan’s fundraised income, supplying vital funds for the charity’s work [i] Generously planted borders also offer a home for wildlife.

All the bespoke structures throughout the garden, consisting of a decorative pergola and benches, bring the message ‘gift the future’, motivating visitors to consider what they can do today to motivate a brighter tomorrow for individuals living with cancer.

There are three million people dealing with cancer in the UK, and with this number expected to rise to 4 million by 2030 [ii], it’s more vital than ever to ensure Macmillan’s services exist to support people, both now and in the future.

The Macmillan Legacy Garden will be on display screen at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival between the 9th and 4th July. The plants and flowers from the garden will be replanted at Windrush School in Greenwich, South London to ensure their tradition can be enjoyed after the show.

Windrush School has been fundraising for Macmillan considering that 2008 after among their teachers Maralyn Willmot, who ‘d been operating at the school for 26 years, lost her fight with cancer. Having actually 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 program.

Sean A Pritchard, Macmillan Legacy Garden Designer, said: “The opportunity to create 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 assistance and the function we can all play in giving. It’s an honour to work on a style that intends to move people to act in the most favorable of ways. Cancer has actually touched so many of our lives in some way, and I hope this garden provides visitors the area to consider how they can make a real 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 thrilled to be working 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 think about how Macmillan has actually assisted them, and how they can make a lasting difference to individuals living with cancer too. The number of individuals dealing with cancer in the UK continues to rise, so every gift, nevertheless large or little, is important. We are extremely grateful for the public’s generous ongoing assistance.”

Macmillan is here to do whatever it requires to support individuals coping with cancer, but we can’t do it without your help. Any gift, however big or small, will help futureproof vital services for people with cancer, now and for many years to come.

To learn more about leaving a gift in your will to Macmillan call 0300 1000 200 or visit legacies.