As well as our own garden we were delighted to be involved with several other gardens at Chelsea.
The one we’d like to mention here is ‘A Child’s Garden in Wales’, designed by Anthea Gutherie, and made by a group of teenagers with special needs from Bridgend, Wales.
The garden was designed along similar lines to ours – set in 1947, it took the visitor back to an age of austerity and make do and mend. As fuel was still short after the war, people were exhorted to keep growing their own. The garden had fruit and vegetables in every available space, together with flowers to keep up morale. The garden contained a stable for a pit pony, children’s toys and a kennel made from an old barrel for the family dog. The garden was excellent and won a silver medal.
We were pleased to sponsor the tools for this garden, both children and adult’s. Here’s Anthea’s comment on the tools: ‘Bulldog children’s tools are great, they are as strong as the adult tools, just smaller!’