APL members donate Paul Hervey Brookes-designed show garden to hospice

Association of Professional Landscapers members have donated the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park People's Choice show garden to a local hospice

The garden at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
The garden at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

The Precious Resources Garden, sponsored by Bradstone and designed by Paul Hervey Brookes, will be moved to a new home at Willow Wood Hospice in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Built by a collaboration of the founder members of the Association (APL) North West Cluster Group, the garden won a Silver medal and the People’s Choice Award at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park last week.

Now it will form part of Willow Wood’s refurbishment of its grounds, which is due to be completed in the next few weeks.

Executive manager Karen Houlston, said: "I would like to thank the Association of Professional Landscapers for donating the plants from their Tatton garden to the hospice.

"I know that their most generous and practical donation will benefit our patients for years to come and to receive a donation such as this will be a huge boost to their well being.

"I’m sure that many people who visited the RHS Tatton show and saw the wonderful Precious Resources Garden display will be delighted to know that the plants and shrubs have been used  this way and will benefit others long after the show has closed." 

The generous landscapers were Andy Kirman of Kirman Design, Warrington, Steve Foxcroft and Simon Ford of Foxcroft Landscapes, Leigh, Stephen Hargreaves of Seasonal Landscapes, Thornton Cleveleys and Mick Topp of Vision Landscapes, based in Southport. 

The hospice provides specialist palliative care to those suffering with life-threatening illnesses.

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