Head Gardener from Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville helps bring Chelsea Flower Show garden to life

Amy Moffett, Head Gardener at Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville, has been helping to bring the charity’s show garden to life at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in preparation for its opening this week.

Amy leads the team to care for people and plants at the beautiful Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville. Based at the National Spinal Injuries Centre Stoke Mandeville Hospital, it nurtures wellbeing after spinal injury, offering horticultural therapy and arts programmes for patients.

Amy joined the charity’s build team led by Ryan Alexander Associates in Chelsea to help create the charity’s prestigious show garden at the world’s leading flower show, supported by Project Giving Back.

Horatio’s Garden Chelsea will be the event’s first show garden with mobility needs at its heart. Designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg of Harris Bugg Studio, who widely consulted with the Horatio’s Garden community to inform the design, it will be an immersive, restorative haven – the antithesis of a busy, clinical hospital environment. After Chelsea, it will travel to the Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Centre Sheffield as its legacy home to become the eight Horatio’s Garden.

Members of the public can support Horatio’s Garden in the prominent ‘People’s Choice’ vote which opens on Wednesday 24 May at 7pm for 24 hours. Visit www.horatiosgarden.org.uk/chelsea