Nelsons, a leading manufacturer of natural healthcare products, is sponsoring Horatio’s Garden stand at the Chelsea Flower Show for the third year running to help raise awareness and funds for their nature-inspired charity work.
Horatio’s Garden is a charity that creates and nurtures beautiful gardens in NHS spinal injury centres for patients and families affected by life-changing injuries. The charity is named after Horatio Chapple - a schoolboy who wanted to be a doctor and volunteered at the spinal centre in Salisbury. It was Horatio’s idea to create a garden and his research has shaped the garden designs and the charity’s aims. Horatio’s life was cut short at 17 when his camp was attacked by a polar bear while on expedition in Svalbard in 2011 but his legacy continues to help patients and their families with the long process of learning to live with a spinal cord injury.
Evidence has shown that gardens can have a positive effect on a person’s physical, mental and emotional well-being and Horatio’s Garden harnesses this to create beautiful therapeutic outdoor spaces at NHS spinal injury centres which help aid patients’ recovery.
Nelsons also firmly believes in the power of nature for good health and emotional well-being as part of an integrated approach to healthcare and therefore, is delighted to provide its ongoing support to the charity. Commenting Robert Wilson, Nelsons, Chairman, said, “The work Horatio’s Garden is doing is truly inspiring. The positive effects that being in gardens and green spaces make on our health and wellbeing has long been acknowledged, therefore, the centres that Horatio’s Garden creates are so crucial in making a difference to patients’ recovery.”
This year the charity’s national profile has grown extensively. The fourth Horatio’s Garden at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries in Oswestry is due to open later this year, and the capital appeal for Horatio’s Garden in the London Spinal Injuries Centre at Stanmore is progressing with great momentum.
The charity also makes an effort to work with the very best garden designers, many of whom have been present at the Chelsea Flower Show in the past. This includes RHS gold medal winners Joe Swift, who created the charity’s garden at Stoke Mandeville, and Tom Stuart-Smith, who has designed Horatio’s Garden London.
Tom has said of Horatio’s Garden, “We all know that gardening has this enormous impact on the quality of people’s lives. Here is something that offers hope, change, and growth.”
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Where: Trade stand located at CW313 on Cross Way at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show London Gate Royal Hospital Road
When: Tuesday 21st May to Saturday 25th May, open 8am-8pm Tuesday to Friday and 8am-5:30pm on Saturday.
How: Tickets for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show vary in price and can be purchased online by visiting their website, https://bit.ly/2Ur9XaE.
For more information about Nelsons contact:
Barbara Neate, Head of Corporate Communications:
Tel: +44 (0) 7701 289 647
For more information about Horatio’s Garden contact:
Kathryn Furnell, Marketing Manager
Tel +44 (0) 1722 326 834.
Nelsons is an award-winning family-owned business, which has inspired generations to live healthier, happier lives since 1860. Nelsons is one of the UK’s largest and Europe’s longest established producer of natural healthcare products, having built up a portfolio that includes world-famous RESCUE® range, Bach® Original Flower Remedies, Spatone®, Nelsons Arnicare®, Nelsons Teetha®, Nelsons® creams including H+Care®, Nelsons® homeopathic ClikPak® and Formulated® ranges. Nelsons is proud of their products, their customer service and their people. For more, visit www.nelsons.net