This show garden will raise an anticipated £9.4 million in legacies for Macmillan. Legacies make up a third of Macmillan’s income so are vital to the work of the charity.
Macmillan’s Legacy Garden has an angular pathway of acid etched concrete reflecting the journey through cancer isn’t straightforward. The dark water symbolizes the fear of having a serious illness. Soft plantings celebrate the beauty of life and also the importance of gardening as therapy. Aluminum mirror-like figures in the planting are Macmillan nurses who are there if you wish to see them. The shade shelter represents the Macmillan safety net and provides shade to encourage gardeners to take skin care seriously.
The garden was awarded a silver medal by the Royal Horticultural Society at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2013.
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Macmillan Legacy 2013 plant list PDF file