A very special garden designed as a therapy space for children has won Gold at Chelsea Flower Show.
The garden by Miracle-Gro is a created and innovative, sensory garden designed to promote the benefits of horticultural therapy, particularly with children and families.
Today, one in ten children have a diagnosable mental health disorder and, this year, Miracle-Gro’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden seeks to raise awareness of these alarming levels of mental health issues facing young people, and how spending time outdoors can help to combat this.
The fantastic garden is split into distinct areas to highlight the different senses, while a pathway made from cocoa bean shells adds a wonderfully rich smell of chocolate as you peruse the other sections.
Miracle-Gro’s multi-dimensional space with a heart highlights the tangible benefits of ecotherapy on mental health, and it’s hoped the garden will act as a catalyst for people of all ages to explore their relationship with green space; a place to rejuvenate, restore and retain personal wellness.
The garden also won the coveted Best Discovery Exhibit! and following the show, Miracle-Gro will donate plants and fittings from the garden to Acorns Children’s Hospice to create a relaxing and multi-sensory space for families to enjoy.