Help for Heroes ‘Force for Good’ garden at Chelsea

Published on: 22/05/2018

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WOLF-Garten is continuing their support of the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre at Tedworth House as part of a project for a themed garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Help for Heroes offers courses for wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel to learn more about Horticulture, and many of those that are supported by the charity at Tedworth House  have gone on to achieve their City and Guilds qualifications and continue their studies at Sparsholt College near Winchester.

“As a result of our close relationship with Sparsholt College, they asked if they could theme their garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show on the recovery journey of one of our beneficiaries,” commented Kirtsy Williams, Communications Officer South for Help for Heroes. “The veterans and the Level 3 Horticulture students have been working closely together from the initial stages, and the garden will be called ‘The Force for Good’ which is a Help for Heroes campaign to empower injured veterans to regain their purpose and to make a positive impact in their communities.”

The weekly Gardening Club at Tedworth House focuses on growing vegetables, and this will form part of the display in the garden along with a shed full of the WOLF-Garten tools that are used most readily by the beneficiaries. “This is a really exciting opportunity for those we support who have developed a real interest in gardening and find it hugely beneficial in their recovery,” commented Lucy Thorpe, Horticultural Therapist at Help for Heroes. “It is giving them a fantastic insight and experience in creating an exhibit at the World’s most prestigious Flower Show.

 

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