Landscape Gardener Teams Up With Local Bereavement Charity to Create A Bereavement Themed Show Garden For The Royal Norfolk Show.

Earlier this year, Norwich & Central Norfolk Cruse Bereavement Care was approached by landscape gardener, David Magor who invited them to join forces with him at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show. He has created a garden, titled Beyond the Rusty Arch, which expresses the emotional turmoil bereavement causes whilst also highlighting the glimpses of hope, healing, comfort and peace that slowly develops over time. His garden is dedicated to his father who died in September 2018. 

David will commence his garden build this week and said: ‘It has always been my ambition to have my own show garden and it seems very fitting in my 10th year since starting my business that I have the opportunity to show off everything I have learnt, and the huge benefit horticulture has had on my life’. He added, ‘I am glad to be able to use this garden as an opportunity to raise awareness of issues caused by bereavement  and am very grateful to be partnered with Norwich Cruse Bereavement who have supported the garden and, through their compassionate voluntary work, help the local community in dealing with grief.’

Becky Bushell, Norwich & Central Norfolk Cruse Bereavement Care fundraiser commented: “We were really moved by David’s story and his plans, and wanted to support him as much as possible. Losing a loved one is an extremely distressing time – grief stirs up overwhelming emotions and has a huge impact on your day to day life, mental health and wellbeing. David’s design showcases his personal experience of grief, but is very relatable to for those who’ve also experienced loss. Time spent in the garden can be both expressive and cathartic for anyone who is grieving and needs some time to reflect and heal. We are really looking forward to seeing the garden and we do hope that if you are visiting the show you will take the opportunity to view the garden and meet some of our volunteers who will be available on both days to talk about the work we do and the support we provide to bereaved adults in the local area’.

The Royal Norfolk Show takes place at the Norfolk Showground on the 26th and 27th June.