A look back at RHS Tatton Flower Show 2017

With the 2018 RHS Tatton Flower Show starting soon, we take a look at how LCGD graduate Lara Behr got on at last year’s show.

The show catalogue handed out at the show last year described the garden…

The Macmillan Legacy Garden is a place of reflection, inspired by the work of the charity and all those involved – from the founder to donors, volunteers and staff – illustrating the importance of legacies in continuing their work. At the entrance is a wishing well, in which copper discs have been placed, engraved with words from past donors. Upright timber and copper poles flow from the well, threading their way through the planting. These poles, of varying sizes, represent the work of Macmillan, made possible by legacy gifts, both small and large. A quarter of the poles are copper to reflect that a quarter of Macmillan’s total funding comes from legacy gifts. The poles end by enclosing a circular seating area where a copper disc engraved with words from those helped by Macmillan is the culminations of the journey through the garden. The planting is designed to emphasise those elements in nature that most attract us – colour, scent and texture.

The Macmillan Legacy Garden garden, a place of reflection, inspired by the work of the charity and all those involved in continuing their work. The garden referenced the charity’s founder and the work made possible by legacy donations. Lara said ‘This has been a huge boost to my career so far and has allowed me to build upon the success I have had to date since leaving LCGD.’

The garden has now been rebuilt at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

The garden was well received getting a Gold Medal from the judges, winning best “Back to Back” garden and also Winner of People’s choice award in the ‘Back to Back’ category.

Our thanks to Lara Behr for supplying the photograph of the garden.