Wyevale Nurseries loans plants for WellChild fundraiser

A charity fundraiser taking place in Cirencester in April has had a helping hand from a Hereford nursery.

WellChild is hosting the ‘Spring into Gardening’ event on Thursday April 6 at the Royal Agricultural University and Wyevale Nurseries has loaned the charity a number of plants.

Wyevale Nurseries garden design and domestic landscape sales manager Adrian Hoare (pictured) explained: “We’re delighted to be able to help the children’s charity with its gardening event. Attendees will be able to discover this season’s must have plants and learn how to create eye-catching floral displays to transform their own garden at home.

“WellChild is a national children’s charity, which helps to get seriously ill children out of hospital and home to their families wherever possible.

“We have loaned the organisation a number of plants to display at the fundraising event such as Camellia japonica rosa, Pittosporum Tenuifolium ‘Elizabeth’, Polemonium ‘Heaven Scent’, Anemone ‘Bordeaux’, Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ and a number of Hellebores.”

The event will be chaired by TV presenter and producer Camilla Bassett-Smith. Attendees will learn the tricks of the trade with live demonstrations from green-fingered garden designers Caroline Tatham and Kate Durr.

Caroline, founder and principal at Cotswold Gardening School, added: “We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Wyevale Nurseries for loaning us a wide selection of its trademark top quality perennials, shrubs and trees. Together they will form a sumptuous display of colour, shape and texture, offering an inspirational back drop for the evening.”

During the event, there will also be an illustrated talk from Chelsea gold-medallist Olivia Kirk, where people will be able to gain top tips on how to design an award-winning garden.

The evening will feature an auction in aid of WellChild, with a range of prizes to be won, including two tickets to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show.