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Bristol Children’s Hospital Doctor Designs a Garden for the RHS Malvern Spring Festival

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Doctor Suzy Dean, a consultant at Bristol Children’s Hospital, is creating a stunning new garden that will feature at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. She hopes the garden will not only raise money for your children’s hospital on its opening but will also raise national awareness of the incredible work done there.

Designing for RHS Malvern Spring Festival 

Suzy, who works part-time in Bristol Children’s Hospital, also runs her own garden design business. She was delighted to learn that her company, Ammil Garden Design, had been selected to design a garden for the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, a prestigious gathering of the most talented people in garden design and horticulture. The event often draws the likes of A-list celebrities and British royalty!

Suzy knows first-hand how important it is for Bristol Children’s Hospital to have the support of its dedicated charity – The Grand Appeal. From funding life-saving pieces of equipment to housing families free in one of our three home-from-homes and supporting them emotionally, Suzy knew she wanted to give something back.

My links to the hospital mean I understand firsthand the vital work The Grand Appeal does to help children with serious illnesses and their families, from funding essential equipment to providing accommodation for families a long way from home.

Doctor Suzy Dean

Her child-friendly garden design will raise the profile of The Grand Appeal and Bristol Children’s Hospital, with the South West’s only dedicated children’s hospital being a huge source of inspiration for Suzy.

The garden

Suzy’s design features a cosy cabin set back among flowers, ferns and shrubbery. It’ll invoke a sense of childlike adventure and wonder, taking visitors back to their childhood. Suzy’s inspiration comes from our free family accommodation, which offer families of patients a safe place they can call home while their child is in hospital.

Credit: Doctor Tommy Main (@tommym00n)

Tucked away in a woodland area that feels like it’s straight out of a fairytale, Suzy’s garden is the perfect spot to get away from the busyness of everyday life. It’s a place you can put your phone down, forget your worries and connect with nature.

And the best part? From 9 to 12 May, you can see the garden in the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Across these four days, Suzy and The Grand Appeal team will be on-hand to talk to people about the importance of Bristol Children’s Hospital and how her garden is supporting it.

How to support Suzy

Suzy is crowdfunding to raise funds through her garden for your children’s hospital. After having dedicated her time, passion and commitment to Bristol Children’s Hospital for over 16 years, she decided to follow her other dream – garden design. Working part time at both, and still giving a huge amount of herself to your children’s hospital, Suzy is making use of both her “healing hands and green fingers.” 

If you’d like to show your support for this amazing fundraising creation but you won’t be able to attend the festival, why not make a donation and leave a message of support on her crowdfunding page?

For a generous donation of £100 or more, you could enjoy an exclusive experience at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, which has limited spaces. This includes complimentary welcome drinks and the opportunity to be the first to walk through the garden – something that is not open to the public. 

And – for the most generous supporters – there is an extra special surprise waiting in store.

I’m so excited to make this garden a reality so that it can help do amazing things for such an indispensable charity.

Suzy, Ammil Garden Design

We can’t wait to see this garden become a reality in the spring – a huge thank you to everyone at Ammil Garden Design for their hard work and to every generous individual who donates.

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