The gold medal-winning garden from the 2023 RHS Chelsea Flower Show is now a permanent fixture at St. Margaret’s House.
Named the ‘Talitha Arts Garden’, the garden seeks to champion art and its power to transform people’s lives for the better. The garden takes inspiration from the charity Talitha Arts, which provides creative, therapeutic workshops for those who have experienced trauma, violence and injustice.
Consider the Talitha Arts Garden a living and breathing art installation. It incorporates coppery-red trees, pink bottle-brush flowers and tufts of white grass, to name but a few of the plants on display. The garden also features a chrysalis sculpture hand carved from Rosal limestone by the artist Teucer Wilson and porcelain butterflies by Naoko Tagai.
A large-scale mural by the Taiwanese artist Mickey Shu-Ting Chan is situated in the passage linking the garden to the Gallery Cafe.
The Talitha Arts Garden was designed by Joe and Laura Carey of Carey Garden Design Studio. The project was funded by Project Giving Back and built by Landcraft Landscape and Design.