The Garden Bed features a real hospital bed as its centrepiece and invites visitors to view the hospice garden through the eyes of the patient. A natural ‘quilt’ lies across the bed, woven with foliage and flowers.
The design has been created by lifelong friends Alison Doxey and Stephen Welch to highlight the advantages of designing accessible hospice gardens – and the display won a Gold Medal in the Artisan Gardens category.
Andrew Moore, chief merchandising Officer at Asda, said: "Asda is absolutely thrilled to be sponsoring The Garden Bed at The Chelsea Flower Show this year. The garden, designed by Alison Doxey and Stephen Welch, is a wonderful concept and we’re excitedly looking forward to seeing it in its full glory."
Doxey is an English Master Florist and Welch is a chartered landscape architect with a Masters in Landscape Design.
The Garden Bed is intended to illustrate how a bed can easily be manoeuvred from a hospice room to the garden. The design is simple and homely – filled with bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees. The garden is enclosed by a clipped Yew hedge which creates a safe, secluded and private space.The garden was built by Frosts Landscapes.