Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust garden wins Gold at Chelsea
The Joe Swift designed garden takes the prestigious Gold medal at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Judges at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show have awarded the Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden a prestigious Gold medal. The garden, which is designer and broadcaster Joe Swift’s first at Chelsea, draws cultural inspiration from Joe’s local area of Hackney in London. He designed it to capture the power of plants and natural forms within urban and suburban environments.
The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden attracted crowds of visitors on Monday having been officially opened by honorary Teenage Cancer Trust patron and The Who frontman, Roger Daltrey CBE. A group of former young cancer patients who met while being treated for cancer at the Royal Marsden, performed their own song, ‘Look at me now’, which they co-wrote about their journey and experiences.
Simon Davies, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust commented: “This is the first time that Teenage Cancer Trust has ever been part of the Chelsea Flower Show and we are very proud that Homebase invited us to be involved. The garden is an inspiring and stimulating space, a vision we also have when we build our specialist cancer units.”