KLF funds bursaries at The Royal Marsden School to train NHS practitioners in the management and treatment of lymphoedema, thus increasing the availability of therapists which is still limited.

Katies Garden

Celebrating the life of Katie Wohlrab Oliver

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
5th – 10th July 2016


WINNER OF RHS People's Choice Award Summer and City Garden

Katie loved flowers and plants. She appreciated the simple benefits they bring in uplifting your mood and brightening your day. She took pleasure in growing and arranging them and was very interested in their medicinal qualities. They were a delight to her in happy times and a comfort to her in darker ones. Katie was a bright and beautiful person and would have loved this garden in her memory.

The space is a life-affirming, productive flower garden full of joy and positivity, laid out with raised planting beds demonstrating how to grow flowers for cutting and arranging in a small space. The mainly pink-burgundy planting palette reflects the colours of the logos of both Katie’s Lymphoedema Fund and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Garden HC692.

Our English oak flower prepping table, kindly loaned by Titchmarsh & Goodwin, creates the impression of a small florist’s workspace with pots,
dried seed-heads, gardening and floristry tools. Buckets and vases are filled with seasonal, local, British cut flowers grown for us by Windmill Flowers in Somerset.

Central to our design and representing the flow of the lymphatic drainage system is the circular water feature, loaned by Urbis, drawing attention to the vital and ongoing work of Katie’s Lymphoedema Fund.

The Designers...

After graduating in Bioecology, Noemi Mercurelli studied at the KLC School of Garden Design where she won the Great Dixter Award for Horticulture. She has collaborated on a number of gardens at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court and was shortlisted in 2013 as an RHS Young Designer of the Year. She is an Associate Designer at Bestique, a boutique garden design practice based in Oxfordshire, runs her own practice Mercurelli’s Garden Design from London and tutors students at KLC.

Carolyn Dunster is a professional florist and planting designer. She trained at Jane Packer Flowers and at the Inchbald School of Garden Design. Having set up her business, Simply Roses, 15 years ago, she specialises in designing cutting gardens for small urban spaces using roses and other scented plants in her design schemes. Her first book on urban flower growing will be published in spring 2017 by Frances Lincoln.
Email: info@simplyroses.com | Tel: 020 7700 5566

Built by...

Frogheath Landscapes have been creating award winning gardens for over 25 years.  Working predominantly within a 35 mile radius of their Burwash Weald base, under the direction of Steve Moody, Frogheath delivers successful projects from concept to completion, using environmentally sensitive suppliers. Three times winner of the APL Supreme Awards in the large garden category and two gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the highly skilled team brings a wide range of skills to both show and domestic gardens.
Email: enquiries@frogheath.co.uk | Tel: 01435 883516

Plants supplied by Hortus Loci

Our thanks go to...

Dorothy Rose Norman
Simply Roses

Urbis for the water bowl www.urbisdesign.co.uk
Titchmarsh & Goodwin for the English oak table www.titchmarsh-goodwin.co.uk
Windmill Farm Flowers for the cut flowers
Plant Belles for the plant supports www.plantbelles.co.uk

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