Nelsons Teams Up With Well-Being Charity Horatio's Garden

Nelsons are back at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show (24-28th May) sponsoring Horatio’s Garden’s stand  

Horatio’s Garden builds beautiful outdoor spaces at NHS spinal injury centres, giving patients a stress free place to recover amongst nature. There has been much evidence that gardens and gardening have a positive effect on a person’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and having an inspiring outdoor haven is particularly crucial for people impacted by spinal injuries. There are currently gardens at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre at Salisbury District Hospital and Scotland’s National Spinal Unit in Glasgow and they were designed by award-winning Cleve West and RHS judge James Alexander-Sinclair respectively. Their next garden will be at The National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and will be designed by Joe Swift, an RHS Gold medal winner and presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World.


Nelsons, one of the UK's largest manufacturers of natural healthcare products, is sponsoring Horatio’s Garden to have a stand at the Chelsea Flower Show in order to raise awareness of the charity and funds for their next garden through exclusive merchandise, including a stunning porcelain pestle and mortar by sculptor John Julian. Olivia Chapple, Chair of Trustees at Horatio’s Garden says “We’d like to thank the generous stand sponsor Nelsons and artist in residence Lucy Bentley for her wonderful impression of the stand. This will be Cleve West’s smallest ever Chelsea Garden and it’s going to be a fantastic event for Horatio’s Garden!”


Nelsons supports the charity as they promote natural health and emotional well-being as part of an integrated approach to healthcare. Nelsons Chairman Robert Wilson said: “We are delighted to support Horatio’s Garden and the fantastic work they do using nature to support patients’ recovery.”


The Horatio’s Garden stand will be on Eastern Avenue, EA514. It will be staffed by volunteers and former patients of the spinal centre at Salisbury Hospital who will be able to give first hand accounts of the benefits of Horatio’s Gardens.