Dobbies donates RHS Chelsea Flower Show plants from award-winning stand to Cardiff charity garden

Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, is donating the outdoor plants from its five star, award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show ‘green sanctuary’ stand to Horatio’s Garden Wales.

The Dobbies’ stand featured a stunning wildlife living wall packed full of hardy ferns and plants for pollinators; a wildflower meadow roof; an easy to grow patio herb garden; lemons, grapefruit, and lots of other container planting ideas to inspire gardeners.

Horatio’s Garden, located in Cardiff, is to receive Dobbies’ support with the donation of plants to make their outside space bloom this summer. The charity supports the physical and mental rehabilitation of people affected by spinal injury through the creation and nurturing of thriving garden projects in the heart of The Welsh Spinal Cord Injury and Neuro Rehabilitation Centre in University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff. Its fully accessible, therapeutic garden is a source of vital support for patients, their loved ones and NHS team members.

 

Dobbies CEO, Graeme Jenkins, said: “The RHS Chelsea Flower Show was a great opportunity to showcase our sustainable product ranges and shine a light on our outdoor plants. Donating the plants to this incredibly worthwhile cause means not only have visitors to the show had the opportunity to enjoy them, but people from across Wales can also benefit from them during their rehabilitation.”

 

Dr Olivia Chapple, Founder of Horatio’s Garden, said: “Our garden has become an important part of the support offered to patients with spinal injuries across Wales, complementing the specialist clinical care they receive. Our garden becomes an integral part of people’s lives as they spend many months in hospital. Everything is carefully designed by leading landscape designers and architects to an exceptional standard to improve people’s psychological health as they adjust to, or care for someone with, life-changing injuries. Thank you to the Dobbies’ team for supporting our vision and mission with their plant donation.”

 

Dobbies received a trio of awards at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – RHS Sustainable Garden Product of the Year Award, the RHS Assessors’ Award for Retail Innovation, new for 2022, and a five star rating for its trade stand.

 

For more information on Horatio’s Garden visit www.horatiosgarden.org.uk

For full information on Dobbies Garden Centres visit www.dobbies.com

 

About Dobbies

  • Established in 1865, Dobbies is now the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, with 74 stores.
  • A turning point in the business came in 2019 with the acquisition of 37 stores, more than doubling the company’s footprint.
  • Dobbies operates 69 mainline garden centres and five little dobbies.
  • Dobbies aspires to be ‘not your average garden centre’; we exist to enrich people’s lives and nurture connections between people, the community and the environment.
  • Dobbies is proud to be a supporter of #TerraCarta, launched by HRH The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative.