Harris Bugg Studio has been invited by Horatio’s Garden, the charity dedicated to creating and nurturing beautiful, accessible and sustainable gardens in NHS spinal centres, to design a wheelchair-accessible garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023. The show garden will go on to form the heart of a new, permanent garden for Horatio’s Garden, also designed by Harris Bugg Studio, at the Princess Spinal Injuries Centre in Sheffield, which will benefit thousands of patients, relatives and NHS staff for years to come.
The vision for the garden is of a beautiful, immersive, restorative haven – the antithesis of a busy, clinical hospital environment. It will give visitors to Chelsea Flower Show a sense of the hope and transformative effect having access to a Horatio’s Garden can have when coming to terms with a devastating and traumatic spinal injury. The garden is designed with the requirements of people with mobility needs at its heart.