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Muscular Dystrophy UK – Forest Bathing Garden

The Best Show Garden at the 2024 RHS Chelsea Flower Show designed by Ula Maria

We’re delighted to be at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024

Our Show Garden on Main Avenue is generously funded by grant-making charity Project Giving Back and designed by award winning garden designer Ula Maria

Find out more about the Garden

The garden offers an accessible, immersive forest bathing experience featuring more than 50 birch trees and 4,000 plants.

Meet our garden designer Ula Maria

Read more about the fantastic garden and landscape designer who is bringing our garden to life.

Win a garden consultation

Sign up to our Muscular Dystrophy UK newsletter to learn more about our important work. You’ll also be entered into our draw where you could win a garden consultation with Ula Maria (T&C applies)

WHAT OUR GARDEN MEANS TO THE CHARITY

We want more people to know what it’s like to live with a muscle wasting or weakening condition. Part of the challenge of a diagnosis is that no one has heard of it, you know no one living with it and you have to explain it to everyone from family, friends, teachers, colleagues and even GPs. This opportunity will change that. It allows us to reach people who have never heard of the conditions, give our community a voice and raise awareness of the work of the charity.

Funding for the garden

The Muscular Dystrophy Forest Bathing Garden has been made possible thanks to funding from Project Giving Back, a charitable organisation that supports gardens for good causes at RHS Chelsea and, following the show, in communities around the UK.

WHAT DOES THE GARDEN LOOK LIKE?

Flint wall
Birch trees
Bungaroosh wall
Clay pavers

After the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Our Forest Bathing Garden will be relocated to The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow after the RHS Chelsea Flower Show ends on Saturday 25 May.

The hospice provides care and support for people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and we’re pleased to provide support alongside the staff there. Care and community are at the heart of both Muscular Dystrophy UK and The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, and the garden will provide a unique outdoor space for patients, their families, and the local community to benefit from.

About Muscular Dystrophy UK

We’re the leading charity for more than 110,000 children and adults in the UK living with one of over 60 muscle wasting and weakening conditions.

These progressive conditions get worse over time and can cause difficulty walking, trouble swallowing, breathing complications, pain and heart problems.

Living with a muscle wasting or weakening condition can be exhausting, stressful and lonely. With endless appointments, treatments, physiotherapy and other medical support. Life can be more challenging or cut short.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

Donate to help fund groundbreaking research and life-changing support
View our Forest Bathing range in our online shop
Open your garden to raise funds
Sign up to hear more about our garden and the work we do. You'll also be in with the chance of winning a garden consultation with Ula Maria

GARDEN NEWS

The benefits of forest bathing

Our Forest Bathing Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024 will offer an accessible, immersive forest bathing experience. But what is forest bathing? And what are its benefits?

Our 'Forest Bathing Garden' wins Best in Show at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024

We’re excited to announce we have been awarded both a Gold medal and Best in Show at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024. This means our garden scored the highest amount of points from the judging panel out of all the Show Gardens.

Gardening advice from Ula Maria: Our Forest Bathing RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden designer

Our talented Chelsea Flower Show Forest Bathing garden designer Ula Maria shares her top tips and advice for all things horticulture

Watch our garden being built

Our thanks

Our heartfelt thanks to individuals and organisations who have helped bring our garden to life.

 

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