A Blooming-Treat for Future Cransley Hospice Patients

Former RHS Young Designer of the Year Caitlin McLaughlin of Thrift Landscapes, will be exhibiting at the Hampton Court Flower Show in July and we are beyond delighted to announce that after the show has finished, the garden will be re-homed back at Cransley Hospice!

March 2019

It’s thanks to generous support from local distiller, Warner’s Gin that the garden is able to make the journey from London back to its permanent home in Kettering.

The contemporary ‘Urban Pollinator Garden’ will fuse design, function and wildlife-friendly values while also being low maintenance to allow it to look spectacular all year round for the enjoyment of patients and their families.

With a strong biodiversity message, the garden will be a magnet for bees and other insects using on-trend yet practical features. The space is designed to offer a place for people to relax, connect with nature, and surround themselves with pollinators, without the pressure of keeping bees themselves.

A peaceful, naturalistic-looking planting scheme will be used, with pops of colour from perennials woven through grasses. Bee-friendly plants in calming purples, whites, and pinks will be used throughout the beds reflecting the heat of summer.

Caitlin is in discussion with Cransley Hospice staff and Residents of the Sunley Court Gardeners Committee to make sure the space is suitable for all of the specialist demands of a hospice environment and we really can’t wait to see the final design!

The Fundraising Team would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Caitlin for thinking of us for this incredible gift that will bring so much enjoyment to patients and their families, as well as to Warner’s Gin for helping to make it possible.