A Group of RHS students, took the opportunity to enter the Beautiful Border competition at Gardeners World Live 2023. Created as a woodland escape themed border– “Wander and Wonder”. The border has been designed in a way which can both raise awareness of mental health issues, and benefit those who struggle with them.
Gardens and gardening can massively benefit people’s mental health and wellbeing. Therefore, at the end of the event the “Wander and Wonder” border will be given a permanent home at Rookery Gardens, with the aim to help service users engage in gardening and aid their recovery. With the hope it will be a sanctuary for people to escape to, and a space which brings people together.
However, this comes at cost and the group are aiming to raise £5,000 to cover the costs of building the border and the costs of transporting it to Rookery Gardens after the show. They are trying to keep costs down with support from suppliers, which means any money not used for the border will be donated to Birmingham Mind and Caring Minds (BSMFT Charity)
If you are able to, please support and share their project – via their Go Fund Me page https://www.gofundme.com/f/Can-you-help-fund-a-garden-at-Rookery-Gardens
We cant wait to see it, in its new home at Rookery Gardens.