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Nelsons and Horatio’s Garden’s blossoming relationship

By Neil Trainis

PUBLISHED: May 19, 2017 | UPDATED: May 19, 2017

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Well-being charity Horatio’s Garden will appear at the Chelsea Flower Show (22–27 May 2017), which is being sponsored by Nelsons.
Nelsons, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of natural healthcare products, is sponsoring Horatio’s Garden stand at the Chelsea Flower Show for the second year running after last year’s award winning presence successfully helped raise awareness and funds for their nature-inspired charity work.
Evidence has shown that gardens can have a positive effect on a person’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and Horatio’s Garden harness this to create beautiful therapeutic outdoor spaces at NHS spinal injury centres which help aid patients’ recovery.
Horatio’s Garden has worked with award-winning designer Cleve West and RHS judge James Alexander-Sinclair to create gardens at the Spinal Treatment Centre at Salisbury District Hospital and Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit respectively.
RHS Gold medal winner and presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World Joe Swift has created a garden at Stoke Mandeville Hospital which will open later this year and the next project will be at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injury at Oswestry and landscape architect and BBC Radio 4 Gardener’s Question Time panelist, Bunny Guinness is the star designer. The aim is to bring Horatio’s Gardens to all the UK’s 11 regional specialist spinal centres.
The planting in this year’s stand is by Cleve West and will be his smallest ever garden at Chelsea! Bunny Guinness, Joe Swift and James Alexander-Sinclair will also be on hand selling the charity’s bespoke merchandise.
Olivia Chapple, Chair of Trustees at Horatio’s Garden says “After speaking to so many people at last year’s show, we knew we wanted to be here again, so, thanks to our generous sponsor Nelsons, we have an even bigger and better stand! Come and visit us on the Eastern Avenue.”
Nelsons are happy to support as they also believe in the power of nature for good health and emotional well-being as part of an integrated approach to healthcare.
Nelsons Chairman Robert Wilson said: “We are delighted to support Horatio’s Garden again, their projects can make a real difference in a patients’ recovery and their use of nature is inspiring.”

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