Charity’s acoustic garden to create history at Chelsea Flower Show

Dame Evelyn Glennie at the Together We Can garden

Dame Evelyn Glennie at the Together We Can garden - Credit: Archant

The Papworth Trust is preparing to make Chelsea Flower Show history by creating an acoustic garden for the showpiece event.

Dame Evelyn Glennie at the Together We Can garden

Dame Evelyn Glennie at the Together We Can garden - Credit: Archant

The disability charity is working with percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie on their ‘Together We Can’ garden, celebrating the charity’s inclusive vision for disability.

It will be the first time the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has hosted an acoustic garden.

The Papworth Trust has offices across the region, including in Papworth Everard and Huntingdon.

Helen Fairhurst, senior marketing manager from Papworth Trust, said: “This is a unique project for both the Chelsea Flower Show and our charity and it is incredible to see the excitement the garden is already creating and the difference it can make to the people we work with.


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“Our excitement is shared by Dame Evelyn who has always wanted to reach as many people as possible with her music.”

Dame Evelyn said: “One of my aims is to show that you can create music from almost anything. But the bigger legacy will be if we can recreate the concept of this type of garden in other public spaces.

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“I want to create several sound-scape gardens for people to visit and enjoy and to show that wonderful gardens don’t just grow, they actually grow aurally as well.”

The garden will be unveiled at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show between May 24-28.

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