The Sue Ryder Grief Kind Garden


In February last year, I asked for your suggestions to help create our Grief Kind Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

I thought you might like to see the finished garden :blue_heart:

Katherine Holland, who has designed our Sue Ryder Grief Kind Garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, talks about her own experience of grief after her mum died in 2020 and how this has inspired her work on the space.

Our Grief Kind Garden

The garden will provide a safe and peaceful sanctuary in which to sit and be enveloped in the beauty of nature, whilst encouraging visitors to share their experiences of grief or to take a moment for quiet reflection.

A lasting legacy

After the show, the garden will be relocated in its entirety to Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Bedford.

Its new location will provide a long-lasting legacy, as a dedicated space for grieving and reflection. It will be able to accommodate varying mobility needs and will offer a place of solace for hospice staff, patients, their families and the local community.

Our plant list

Your guide to the plants in the Sue Ryder Grief Kind Garden. Find a selection of Katherine’s key plants here, or download the full plant list.

Vote for our garden in the BBC / RHS People’s Choice Award

Show your support for the Sue Ryder Grief Kind Garden by casting your vote in the Sanctuary / All About Plants Garden category at the BBC / RHS People’s Choice Award.


Oh, that’s so lovely :heart:.