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Primrose Hospice enter this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival

The Primrose Hospice will be entering this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

The garden is called ‘Time is a Healer’ and represents the bereavement journey that many children find themselves on when losing a parent or other family member. The garden is to be designed by award winning designer Martyn Wilson.

It will be created on that theme because the bereavement journey can be a difficult and challenging time and areas in the garden will reflect the various feelings and moods commonly experienced.

The project, was officially launched this week and has been made possible by the generous support of a number of sponsors.

Kendrick Homes is sponsoring most of the build costs for the garden thanks to the support of managing director James Rennison.

Other sponsors include Hillview Garden Centres and The Bransford Webbs Plant Company.
The landscaping will be undertaken by award winning Shaun Bennett Gardening & Landscaping and the benches in the garden have been designed by Nik Burns, a local Shropshire sculptor.

The main central ‘clock face’ has been generously loaned by Ella Mae Sibley Sparling, a graduate of Hereford College of Arts .

Hedging and topiary will be generously provided by ReadyHedge a specialist grower from near Pershore.

The garden designer Martyn Wilson is a graduate in spatial planning and environmental management who studied Professional Garden Design at the Cotswold Gardening School.

Martyn told the Bromsgrove Standard online he was really excited to have been asked to design the show garden.

“The hospice offers so much wonderful care and support for those at the end of their life and those who remain.
“The space explores the journey that the bereaved travel and the mixture of emotions experienced in this traumatic period and is designed to help counsellors explore this with children.
“The emotions experienced at times of bereavement are not the same for everyone or the time taken to heal.

The RHS Malvern Spring Festival, which attracts hundreds of exhibitors is on from May 5 to 8 at the Three Counties Showground near Malvern.

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