2017 RHS Chatsworth - The Cruse Bereavement Care Garden

After the death of Rosy Sutcliffe’s father last year and the subsequent journey of grief her family went through, Neil, Rosy’s husband, decided to use his creative talents to explore these feelings by designing a show garden at the new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show (7-11th June 2017).  The garden is called Cruse Bereavement Care: 'A Time for Everything' and Neil has generously dedicated the garden to Cruse.

Neil’s wife and dad had both received support from Cruse when her mum died a few years before and this garden will illustrate the contrasting painful experience of a tragic diagnosis with the opportunity to create precious moments with a loved one, and a final acceptance of peace.  This will be reflected in the style of planting and materials that will be used throughout the garden.

The garden will be constructed by Neil’s company Creative Roots (www.creativeroots.com) which is a family run award winning design led garden landscaping company.
Neil said “Tony’s death and the few years prior had a huge impact on my wife and our family however the time to talk and be with one another was special in many ways. The garden is really just a way of us telling this story and our hope is that this is a journey others who have been through this sort of time can relate to. Talking to Rosy, I know how important the work that Cruse do to support people after a death is, helping them get back on track and face everyday life again.  So I decided to dedicate the garden to Cruse.”

To find out more about the garden and the RHS Chatsworth Show see below

https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chatsworth-flower-show/Gardens/cruse-bereavement-care-a-time-for-everything

RHS Chatsworth Cruse Garden design

Design - RHS Chatsworth Flower Show - Cruse Bereavement Care 'A Time for Everything' Garden