Chelsea garden moves via DIY SOS Big Build
The beautiful Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital, designed by Chris Beardshaw (Gold) at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, will go on bringing delight for years to come after being removed to the hospital with the help of the BBC DIY SOS Big Build team. (pictured above with Chris).
The story of the garden’s reincarnation will be shown on BBC DIY SOS Big Build on 10th November 2016 at 8pm when viewers can see the DIY SOS team join forces with two world famous British Institutions, the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show, as Nick Knowles and the team transport Chris Beardshaw’s garden across London and crane it over buildings to rebuild it on the hospital’s roof.
A section of the Chelsea Show Garden (before it was moved) designed by Chris Beardshaw.
For hundreds of families, Great Ormond Street Hospital has become a second home; for parents that means being by their bedside around the clock and for children, it results in a constant treadmill of appointments and treatments. Despite the brilliant world class care, there’s no private outside space for the families to escape from the constant noise, hustle and bustle of this large hospital. Now, the DIY SOS team and Chris Beardshaw have taken on this hugely ambitious build, with tricky logistics and emotional volunteers, in order to offer the many families a bespoke and lush calming roof top garden as a space of welcome respite.
Watch the BBC DIY SOS team on 10th November to see how the army of volunteers moved the garden on to a roof top space at the hospital. It is always good to know that there is life for a garden after a show and we feel sure that this lovely, peaceful and emotional design by Chris will go on giving pleasure and support to the many families who use the hospital for years to come.
For more information on Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and how you can make a difference to the lives of seriously ill children from across the UK please visit gosh.org
Photo credit: Middle photograph © 2016 Reckless Gardener