Our Norfolk allotment and orchard community project, ESCAPE, are over the moon to be helping idverde’s Alistair to create a unique garden for families at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. The Swaffham based ESCAPE allotment and orchard community project, run by us here at Family Action, are delighted to announce they will be part of the team creating a thought-provoking garden for families at the 2019 Show.
ESCAPE’s participants have been involved in the planning of the garden – even attending meetings to help get the show on the road. They will be growing plants and creating a willow sculpture for the ‘idverde Family Action Anniversary Garden’, which has been designed to mark the 150th anniversary for us and the 100th anniversary of green service provider idverde.
The garden, which will be in the artisan section of the show and is designed to get people talking about the everyday pressures all families face, but can find difficult to talk about. This is all part of our Family Monsters Project, a new national conversation about family life today that we are launching to mark our anniversary and make a difference. The garden has been designed with the ‘join the conversation‘ motive being very much in mind. We want to be kick starting a national conversation encouraging everyone to join the conversation in person and on social media (using #MyFamilyMonsters), so you can share your family monsters. Sometimes, just talking about our family monsters makes them smaller and more manageable. Let’s face our monsters together.
After the show, the garden will be relocated to a Family Action service ensuring it continues to benefit families and their local community in the long term. To find out more about what will happen with the garden and how our services are involved please have a look at our press release or the RHS Chelsea Flower show page.
The garden will be revealed on the 20th of May 2019.