We’re delighted to announce that Semple Begg Landscapes and Gardens, in partnership with Teapot Trust, have won a grant from Project Giving Back to create a garden at the 2023 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Project Giving Back is a unique grant-making charity that provides funding for gardens for good causes at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. PGB was launched in May 2021 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its devastating effects on UK charitable fundraising – effects that have since been exacerbated by the cost of living crisis. It will fund gardens inspired by a range of good causes at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2022, 2023 and 2024. 

Having won the All About Plants category, Teapot Trust’s Elsewhere Garden was designed by internationally acclaimed garden designers Semple Begg, who specialise in creating imaginative and sustainable spaces that are in harmony with the natural and built environment. They work on a wide range of projects in the UK, Switzerland, France and USA – small and large domestic, public and commercial, bringing a wealth of knowledge and creativity to the unique garden design.

Sarah Randell, Teapot Trust’s Chief Executive said: “Our garden designers have done a fabulous job creating the ‘Elsewhere Garden’ which perfectly illustrates the escape that art therapy gives children from the pain and stigma of a chronic health condition allowing them to express and process their feelings about their diagnosis, their treatment regime, and the wider impact of their condition on daily life.”

Following the show, the Teapot Trust Elsewhere Garden will be relocated to Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children, where we have been working in partnership with the hospital to help children and families in the region since 2012. Here, the garden will have a long-lasting legacy, providing a fantastical space for children and families to explore the benefits of art therapy in a creative green setting for years to come.

Learn more about Teapot Trust’s Elsewhere Garden by visiting the hub here.

Between now and May of next year, we will be revealing more about the garden, its development and phases, and ways you can get involved. Sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with this exciting project.