NSPCC garden wins gold medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Written by Lauren Weymouth
The Morgan Stanley garden for the NSPCC at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show has received a gold medal.
The design of the garden is intended to act as a metaphor for the emotional journey that a child undertakes as they experience the positive impact of the NSPCC’s work.
This year’s garden was designed by Chris Beardshaw, who is celebrating 20 years of exhibiting show gardens.
But Beardshaw described the NSPCC garden as "the most challenging of all the RHS Chelsea Gardens we have done, in terms of conveying the important narrative of the U.K’s leading children’s charity”.
The garden is part of a wider corporate partnership between the NSPCC and Morgan Stanley, who began their work together in 2017.
Beardshaw began his work on the garden in July 2017, when he visited the NSPCC to meet some of its practitioners and to learn more about the diverse range of work and the day-to-day challenges the charity faces in its fight for every childhood.
After RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, Morgan Stanley will donate the plants from this year’s garden to the NSPCC. The charity is organising two local plant sales with the proceeds from the sales being used to support the NSPCC’s fight for every childhood.