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Macmillan Legacy Garden

Designed by Rebecca Govier. The garden interprets the legacy of Douglas Macmillan, the founder of our charity, and aims to encourage others to support our work by leaving a legacy in their will.

Macmillan Legacy Garden

The rolling fields of Castle Cary, Somerset, where Douglas Macmillan grew up and retired to inspire the design. In the charity’s early years, voluntary nurses would use bicycles to travel to see patients in their homes, providing a vital life line to those in need.

Macmillan Legacy Garden

Rows of planting and clipped hedges set the scene in rural communities where support from Macmillan nurses was gratefully received.

Plant list

Acaena microphylla 'Copper Carpet'
Achillea 'Cloth of Gold'
Achillea 'Coronation Gold'
Achillea mondpagode
Achillea 'Terracotta'
Achillea 'The Pearl'
Achillea 'Moonshine'
Achillea 'Inca Gold'
Achillea 'Walther Funkle'
Aconitum ‘Stainless Steel'
Ajuga 'Catlin's Giant'
Alchemilla erythropoda
Ammi majus
Anemone sylvestris
Angelica 'Ebony'
Angelica gigas
Arachnoides aristata 'Variegata'
Aster laterifolius var horizontalis
Campanula 'Samantha'
Carex testacea
Catananche caerulea 'Alba'
Centaurea Phoenix hybrids
Cichorium intybus f. Roseum
Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'
Cornus canadensis
Daucus carota
Deschampsia cespitosa
Digitalis purpureum 'Alba'
Epimedium 'Purple Pixie'
Erigeron karvinskianus
Fragaria vesca
Foeniculum vulgare
Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'
Geranium 'Sanne'
Gypsophilia panciulatum 'Bristol Fairy'
Hakonechloa macra
Hosta 'Kew Green'
Hosta 'Purple Heart'
Libertia ixioides
Libertia peregrinans
Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'
Morina longifolia
Mukdenia rossii 'Karasuba'
Nepeta grandiflora 'Dawn to Dusk'
Pilosella auriantiaca
Polystichum proliferum
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Tanna'
Scabiosa 'Black Buttons'
Sedum reflexum
Sedum 'Purple Emperor'
Stipa gigantea
Stipa tenuissima
Tanacetum parthenium
Thymus serphyllum
Verbascum chaixii 'Album'
Verbascum bombyciferum
Verbascum olympicum
Verbena bonariensis
Verbena bonarensis 'Lollipop'
Verbena macdougalii
Veronicastrum ‘Album'
Veronicastrum ‘Sping Dew'
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm'
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination'