Award-winning garden built by disabled people finds new home

Award-winning garden built by disabled people finds new home

A breathtaking garden which was constructed by young disabled people and won the top prize at last year's Chelsea Flower Show is to be reconstructed at the place where it was first designed.  

Furzey Gardens, which is located at the village of Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, is a base for the pioneering Minstead Training Project, which is dedicated to giving youngsters with learning difficulties the opportunity to get involved in confidence building and skill developing projects.  

In 2012, a team from Furzey brought a garden put together by these youngsters and consisting of around 2,500 plants to the Royal Horticultural Society's famous London event, and consequently blew away judges and members of the public alike.

Now, the garden, which has inspired users of wheelchair vehicles and many others around the UK, is to be reopened at Furzey itself, with one staff member at the New Forest site commenting that the exhibit has finally been 'brought home'.

 

Image credit: Karen Roe (flickr.com)