Chelsea garden relocation

 image: Matthew Wilson leads the planting on behalf of Greenfingers at the relocation of his Chelsea garden at Earl Mountbatten hospice. L-R Emma Hanford, Greenfingers; Craig Ratcliff, C.A.R Gardens; Andy Locke C.A.R Gardens; Alex Wild, C.A.R Gardens; Deborah Skillicorn, Greenfingers; Matthew, Garden Designer; Loren Brooks, local designer; Stephanie Kissick, local gardener; Jake Cotton, C.A.R Gardens; Sue Clerkin, hospice garden volunteer; Sam Baxter C.A.R Gardens; Warren Oldershaw C.A.R Gardens; Bob Durrant, hospice volunteer gardener; Judith Betchley C.A.R Gardens
Greenfingers, the charity dedicated to creating gardens for children in hospices, is close to completing the relocation of the Royal Bank of Canada 2015 Chelsea Flower Show garden to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight as planting began on the garden build yesterday.
Matthew Wilson, Greenfingers trustee and award-winning designer of the garden from Chelsea Flower Show 2015 was on site to plant up the garden.  Others getting their hands dirty in the final push to complete the garden included volunteers from the island, Craig Ratcliff and the team from CAR Gardens who have build the garden, staff from the hospice and representatives from Greenfingers.
Deborah Skillicorn, Greenfingers Charity Director, said of the relocation to Earl Mountbatten: “Greenfingers involvement in relocating this beautiful garden to its fantastic new home at Earl Mountbatten on the Isle of Wight has been a wonderful example of how we aim to help hospices by providing inspiring outside spaces.
As the hospice here embarks on caring for more children and young people on the island, this project epitomises all that we try to do as a charity in marrying hospices and children in need with inspiring gardens which will, particularly in this case, bringing untold benefits to all who spend time in them.”

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