This week sees the 2016 Hampton Court Flower show, running from the 5th-10th July, the show will be showcasing a large variety of gardens along side events such as a “cook and grow” theatre, butterfly dome, family events and inspirational talks and advice from experts.
One of the ten conceptual gardens being built is titled “Striving for Survival” and will be raising awareness and highlighting the survival rates of pancreatic cancer.
Designed by Holly Fleming, who has a diploma in garden design from KLC School of Design, the garden includes 3 specimen tress representing the 3% of patients who currently survive more than 5 years (the garden was designed before this figure went up to 4%) which sit along side the 97 stained branches, representing those who sadly do not make this milestone.
Holly wanted to create the garden for her grandmother who’s strength, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer has been an inspiration to Holly.
You can find out more about the garden and the Hampton Court Flower show at www.rhs.org.uk