Memoria & GreenAcres Transcendence Garden
A 2023 RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Show Garden
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The Memoria & GreenAcres Transcendence Garden is a show garden at the 2023 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  

It aims to deliver a reflective and inspiring space that promotes discussions about the end of life and grieving.

The Design

The garden has been designed to create a calm, uplifting, spiritual and inspiring space. It is a celebration of life rather than a representation of death.

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The Designers

The Memoria & GreenAcres Transcendence Garden has been designed by Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson of McWilliam Studio.

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the garden

Plant List

The planting scheme below the canopy of trees aims to create a transitory quality.  The elegant planting is muted in colour, with bright flecks dotted throughout to reflect the bright points in life.

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the garden


In line with our desire to be as sustainable as possible, the Transcendence Garden will be replanted at one of Darwin’s bereavement sites, becoming a tranquil setting for those grieving to reflect on and remember their loved ones and open up about their loss.

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the sponsor

Darwin Alternatives

The garden is sponsored by Darwin Alternatives, whose bereavement services businesses are focused on supporting people through the end-of-life experience.

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behind the scenes


Water Feature
Mar 23, 2023

No Chelsea garden is complete without a water feature. Whilst they can bring a sense of calm and tranquility to a space we also want ours to bring a sense of movement. To achieve this we'll be using casts from a beach and limestone off-cuts which both share a theme of capturing a moment in time.

Project Update
Feb 22, 2023

Designing a Chelsea show garden involves a lot more than simply coming up with a design (and even that isn't simple). Once your design has been accepted by the RHS the hard work really begins, and right now we're in the process of liaising with our constructor, structural engineers and other experts to work out exactly how it will all come to life, and what it will cost.

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