'Time is a Healer' wins a bronze medal at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Primrose Hospice is proud to announce that our RHS Malvern Spring Festival show garden has won a bronze medal. ‘Time is a Healer’ by Wilson Associates Garden Design in support of Primrose Hospice, charts a child’s bereavement journey.

Designed by multi-award winning designer Martyn Wilson, the garden showcases the bereavement support that Primrose Hospice can provide to local children when they lose a parent or other family member. The bereavement journey can be a confusing and challenging time and areas in the garden represent the various feelings and moods commonly experienced.

A central sculpture reminiscent of a clock face symbolises the passing of time. Dark planting represents shock denial or depression, bright colours represent anger and fear, a reflection pool offers somewhere serene to think and reflect and a calm palate of plants represents acceptance and understanding. Seating areas within the garden allow for space to withdraw to contemplate or remember.

The garden seeks to highlight the work of our children’s bereavement service here at Primrose. This service was set up three years ago thanks to a start-up grant from Macmillan. This grant is now coming to a close and Primrose has to raise around £50,000 per year to ensure the service continues.

Jenni Smith, Macmillan Children and Young People's Practitioner says:

“Despite the children and young people often having close relationships with their family, it can be hard to fully open up and talk about how they are feeling through fear of upsetting or burdening them. The work I do with children and young people gives them the opportunity to express, explore and process how they are feeling in a creative way, in a safe environment.”

The garden has been made possible by the generous support of a number of sponsors. Including: Kendrick Homes, Garden Store incorporating Littleheath Garden Centre, Ready Hedge, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, Thomas Horton Solicitors, Shaun Bennett Gardening & Landscaping, Nik Burns, Ella Mae Sibley Sparling, Andy Pullen, Schellevis, Bradfords Building Supplies and Universal Document Solutions Ltd.

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