Leading charity, Cancer Research UK has won a Gold Medal at the 2007 Chelsea Flower Show for its garden. Designed by Chelsea Flower Show 2006 Gold Medal winner, Andy Sturgeon, the garden illustrates the charity’s vision, ‘Together we will beat cancer’.
The Cancer Research UK Garden was one of seven show gardens to win a gold medal at what has been tipped as the best Chelsea Flower Show yet. Cancer Research UK’s director of national events, Louise Holland, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the garden and delighted that it’s been awarded a gold medal. Andy has once again come up with a fantastic design for Cancer Research UK. The Chelsea Flower Show provides us with an excellent platform to showcase Cancer Research UK’s vision to both new and existing supporters.”
Focusing on the word ‘together’, Andy designed the garden so that all the different elements interlink and lock together. The paths lead from either end drawing people into the heart of the garden, where the modern amphitheatre provides a place for visitors to sit together.
The most dramatic aspect of the garden is an eye catching 30m long sculpture, which consists of five strands of curved oak ribbons that weave together and wind through the garden, connecting it all.
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The Cancer Research UK Garden is situated on Main Avenue (MA20)
About Cancer Research UK
- Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to beat cancer.
- Cancer Research UK carries out world-class research to improve understanding of the disease and find out how to prevent, diagnose and treat different kinds of cancer.
- Cancer Research UK ensures that its findings are used to improve the lives of all cancer patients.
- Cancer Research UK helps people to understand cancer, the progress that is being made and the choices each person can make.
- Cancer Research UK works in partnership with others to achieve the greatest impact in the global fight against cancer.
- For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 020 7009 8820 or visit our homepage.