New garden for carers' centre courtesy of Q Lawns and The One Show

A recycled Hampton Court Flower Show garden has transformed an overgrown wasteland beside a carers' centre into a peaceful and secluded garden.

Laying the turf in the new garden. Picture: Q Lawns
Laying the turf in the new garden. Picture: Q Lawns

The One Show Garden that featured at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show this year was designed by Alexandra Noble, an architecture student from Bath University. It was donated to Bath Carers Centre along with a new donation of turf from Q Lawns.

The original show garden included features that were not practical for the volunteers at centre to maintain, and it was a little smaller than the space available. Garden designer Rosie Nottage helped to change the design and Q Lawns donated enough turf to create lawns in the spare space. Local councillor David Dixon also helped with the project.

The garden was installed by a huge team of volunteers and was officially opened by Angellica Bell from The One Show on Friday.

Bath Carers Centre supports more than 4,000 carers from Bath and the surrounding area. Q Lawns’ Angela Lambert met carers and volunteers when she attended the opening ceremony. "I was honoured to meet one lady in particular," she said.

"Jill explained to me some of the challenges of balancing a career with the unenviable task of caring for her sick husband. The Carers Centre had helped her cope with the stress and offered practical advice. Jill now volunteers at the Carers Centre and is looking forward to sharing her gardening experience and expertise with others. She’s a lovely lady and I am pleased that Q Lawns have been able to help her to help others."

The opening of the BBC One Show Garden will be featured on the BBC 1 programme on August 28.


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