St Ann’s garden at The Manchester Flower Show

To mark our 50th year we're hosting a special garden at The Manchester Flower Show from the 29th-6th of June.

By News Team on June 2, 2021

A special garden, blooming with forget-me-nots and raised beds crafted from pallets used to deliver PPE in the past year, has been created to celebrate 50 years of care at St Ann’s. 

The garden, which is part of this year’s Manchester Flower Show, has been created by a team of volunteer gardeners, creative therapists and Girlguiding volunteers, under the direction of hospice supporter and garden designer Maria Stripling, and visual artist and designer Lynne Duric. 

Manchester leads the way in so many areas, and as a hospice we’re proud to lead the way too, providing world-class care from right here in this amazing city. It’s a real joy to be part of the Manchester Flower Show, and our garden might surprise people, as it dispels many of the myths that exist around hospice care too. We’re hugely grateful to everyone who has helped with this exciting project, and we hope people from across Greater Manchester come to see the fabulous garden in King Street in the city centre. Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive

The garden created by volunteers will be on display until Sunday 6th June on King Street in Manchester. 

Rachel added: “The team has continued to provide care on the front line throughout the pandemic, offering more services than ever before and I’m so proud of the way everyone at the hospice has responded to the challenges that have come our way.   

“We’ve had to be innovative to ensure we can safely continue supporting patients to live the best possible quality of life they can, and this garden hopefully helps show the depth of the care provided to everyone at St Ann’s.” 

In addition to the volunteers and designers Maria Stripling and Lynne Duric, the St Ann’s Hospice garden has also been supported by Golden Days Garden Centre, Cheadle, and Didsbury Open Gardens. 

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Show your support to #TeamStAnns by purchasing a limited edition handcrafted forget-me-not that will also feature in a special art installation this June

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