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Perennial meadow to be donated to national charity at Garden Press Event

by | 19 Feb 24 | Supplier News

Three flower companies will be donating their perennial ‘garden’ to a national children’s hospice garden charity after its showcase at the upcoming Garden Press Event.

JUB Holland, Keukenhof and Rijnbeek Perennials will be exhibiting an array of their early flowering varieties through a mini ‘perennial meadow’ display at this year’s event .

Post-event the meadow will be donated to the Greenfingers Charity, where it will be replanted at Demelza Hospice in Sittingbourne, Kent, which is home to the charity’s first-ever garden, planted 25 years ago.

Featuring over 120 plants, including Crocus ‘Aqua’, Helleborus orientalis, Muscari ‘Baby’s Breath’, Primula vulgaris, Viola odorata ‘Königin Charlotte’ and Centaurea montana ‘Tini’s Pink’®, the ‘garden’ is the blueprint of the border that the companies have planted together at Keukenhof in Lisse, Netherlands.

Director of fundraising and communications at the Greenfingers Charity, Linda Petron, says the meadow will be a “welcome addition to the existing garden at Demelza Hospice.”

She goes on to say: “Even on the darkest days, these flowers will play an important role, often being adopted as flowers of remembrance for those to whom we’ve said goodbye.”

Planting will be overseen by Tammy Woodhouse, Greenfingers Trustee and managing director of Millbrook Garden Centres.

The official handover of the garden will take place at the Garden Press Event (20 February) at 11:30am at stands H141/142.

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