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The Limbcare Wellbeing Garden

The UK’s longest surviving quad amputee and amputee charity campaigner Ray Edwards MBE has joined forces with landscape designer Edward Mairis to create a special entry for this year’s Hampton Court RHS Flower Show.

The Limbcare Wellbeing Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by landscape designer Edward Paul Mairis

The garden represents a message of hope to amputees and their families as they confront the challenge of accepting a dramatically changed life.

The Limbcare Wellbeing Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by landscape designer Edward Paul Mairis

The Limbcare Garden contains features representing the needs and challenges facing amputees, and the support available. For example, the bridge over the pebble stream represents the amputee reaching out to the charity and receiving a helping hand.

The Limbcare Wellbeing Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by landscape designer Edward Paul Mairis

One seating area provides a communal space to share and another seat is an intimate space to get away.

The Limbcare Wellbeing Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by landscape designer Edward Paul Mairis

The planting is designed to offer a breathing space away from the clinical environment, a human, calming space where the power of nature to heal is manifest.

Plant list

Trachelospermum jasminoides
Stipa tenuissima
Penstemon 'White Bedder'
Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Achillea 'Moonshine'
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
Dryopteris filix-mas
Erigeron karvinskianus
Allium sphaerocephalon
Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum'
Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'
Hydrangea quercifolia
Blechnum spicant
Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'
Prunus serrula
Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver'
Hibiscus syriacus 'Oiseau Bleu'
Rosa 'Alberic Barbier'
Carex testacea
Rosa 'Winchester Cathedral'
Lilium candidum
Ceratostigma griffithii
Epimedium x warleyense
Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan'
Salix exigua
Carex buchananii
Rosa 'Boule de Neige'
Equisetum arvense
Echinacea paradoxa 'Yellow Mellow'
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album'
Ligularia x yoshizoeana 'Palmatiloba'
Euphorbia 'Blackbird'
Cosmos sulphureus 'Cosmic'
Amelanchier laevis
Dicksonia fibrosa
Rosa 'Claire Austin'
Leucanthemum 'Angel'
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'
Hedera helix
Deschampsia flexuosa
Digitalis lutea
Luzula sylvatica
Rosa 'Sparkling Yellow'
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'
Agapanthus 'Polar Ice'
Philadelphus 'Starbright'
Rosa 'Tranquility'
Calamagrostis varia
Echinops bannaticus
Caryopteris incana
Argyranthemum frutescens