MND Association Artisan Garden at Chelsea

The ‘High Maintenance Garden for the Motor Neurone Disease Association‘ will feature in the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Artisan category.

Designed by Sue Hayward and sponsored by the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND) and Martin Anderson MBE founder member, the garden demonstrates a loved space, created over years of hard work that is gradually being overtaken by nature.

Depicting the limitations of what can be maintained when suffering from a condition such as MND where the senses and mind are still active but the body can be locked in, the untended garden is shown gradually slipping back to nature.

However, the garden has a relaxed beauty and atmosphere for the senses to enjoy and to attract wildlife. Industrial type materials from reclaimed, recycled and found sources will feature, showcasing what can be built on a tight budget.

One of the highlights of this design is bound to be an iconic British hand-built artisan car of equal passion to the garden owner. A water feature is made from different sized galvanised water tanks that have been sourced from recycling sites giving the garden a deliberate engineered feel representing the working life of the garden’s owner.

Best of luck to Sue and her team in the run-up to Chelsea.

Image ©Sue Hayward/Motor Neurone