Abbeyfield at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

23/02/2016

The Abbeyfield Society will be displaying at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show with a sensory garden specifically designed with people with dementia in mind. 

The Abbeyfield Breath of Fresh Air Garden

 

 

The garden is called 'Breath of Fresh Air' and is designed by Rae Wilkinson for older people with dementia, their carers and visitors. A Breath of Fresh Air offers a place for quiet contemplation. Residents may safely wander the circular path aided by the reassuring sculptural handrail that threads through the central space. 

The sensory garden features - RHS

 

 

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of Abbeyfield and the garden was made a possibility by the kind sponsorship from friends, families and supporters the Abbeyfield in in Kew. After the Hampton Court show finishes the garden will be moved to the Abbeyfield house in Kew for its residents and staff to enjoy. 

 

The sensory garden experience will sit under the ‘Summer Garden’ section of the show, which runs from the 5th to the 10th of July 2016.

More information about the show can be found on the Royal Horticultural Society website.