It's all about community - Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer are creating RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show's largest garden!
It was announced today (10/02) that military charity Blind Veterans UK will be sponsoring a special garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July.
The ‘It’s all about community garden’ has been designed by renowned designers Andrew Fisher Tomlin & Dan Bowyer and it will be the largest show garden at Hampton Court this year.
Blind Veterans UK are the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. They support anyone who has served in the UK Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, who is now living with significant sight loss.
Garden designer Andrew Fisher Tomlin said: “The blind veterans, volunteers and staff are an inspiring community that come together to ensure veterans recover their independence and discover a life beyond sight loss.
“Our garden reflects this sense of community, exploring many different aspects of what Blind Veterans UK does - bringing people together, supporting passive and active therapy, providing vital life skills and independence, offering learning, training and recreation opportunities.”
The charity was founded more than 100 years ago to support those blinded in the First World War. The Blind Veterans UK community has grown and the charity now supports more than 4,000 veterans, more than ever before in its history.
However, the charity estimates that there are up to 55,000 blind veterans that would be eligible to access its specialist support but are not currently aware of it.
Chief Executive of Blind Veterans UK, Major General (Rtd) Nick Caplin CB, said: “This garden, at the prestigious RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, is a fantastic opportunity to reach out to the thousands of blind veterans out there who don’t know they’re entitled to our support.
After the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the garden will be divided between the charity's two main training and rehabilitation centres in Llandudno and Brighton.