Chelsea Flower Show garden to be created for neo-natal charity

Wimbledon Guardian: A previous garden at Chelsea by Mr Collins A previous garden at Chelsea by Mr Collins

A landscape architect is designing a Chelsea Flower Show garden for a neo-natal charity.

Patrick Collins is using his skills to raise the profile of First Touch, which supports premature babies born at St George's Hospital.

Mr Collins' own daughter Isabel Collins was born three months early and was cared for at the hospital.

The garden is being designed free of charge, while plants, landscaping and decoration has been donated or loaned.

Mr Collins has exhibited large show gardens at Chelsea before, scooping gold medals in 2007, 2009 and 2011,

This garden will be on a smaller scale than his previous work.

He said: "My daughter, Isabel, was born three months early in 2001, so I know first hand how incredible the neonatal unit at St George's is, and how amazing the nursing staff and doctors there are.

"I really want to raise awareness of the life saving work taking place at St George's neonatal unit, which is supported by First Touch."

Visit patrickcollins-design.co.uk

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