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April 26, 2018

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Horticultural nursery helps Maggie’s Centre garden blossom

Johnsons of Whixley Wholesale Commercial has supplied plants to a new garden, built in the grounds of Maggie’s Centre in Oldham. Maggie’s Centre offers practical, emotional and social support for those with cancer, along with their family and friends.

The structure and space were designed by dRMM, under the guidance of garden designer Rupert Muldoon. It was planted by Wrights Landscapes. The garden will provide a peaceful and beautiful setting for people with cancer, friends and family members to relax and reflect.

Johnsons of Whixley supplied a selection of shade tolerate herbaceous, edible and screening plants.

Johnsons of Whixley area sales manager, Vicky Newell, explained: “The garden truly is beautiful. It is arranged on three levels and features beautiful Betula pendula Szechuanica multi-stem, cocooned in a ceiling to floor undulating clear window. The tree lets in so much light to the building that it lifts your spirits as you enter.

“The majority is made from recycled materials and water from the roof is drained via a single rainwater pipe hovering above a water bowl, and the next level has an edible garden featuring fruit trees and culinary herbs. Underneath the building is a swath of shade tolerate plants and a disabled access walkway so patients can enjoy their environment.”

dRMM garden designer, Rupert Muldoon, said: “Maggie’s Centre in Oldham presented the opportunity to design an ornamental forest floor, which is lushly planted and flows below the sculptural birch and pine trees on a sloping, shaded site.

“My design was based upon mixes of plants species that would knit together and thrive alongside one other, resulting in a very intricate planting schedule of perennials and shrubs. And working alongside Johnsons, I was assured of the best quality plants, which are all British-grown on site.”

The establishment of Maggie’s Centre was inspired by the story of Maggie Keswick Jencks, who was told she had cancer in a hospital corridor, and vowed that no one else with cancer should be treated in that way. This led to the first Maggie’s Centre being opened in Edinburgh in 1996, and since then 21 centres have opened in the UK and abroad.

Johnsons of Whixley, based in North Yorkshire, is one of the largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe, and a trusted supplier of plants and trees to the amenity sector in the UK.

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