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The Macmillan Legacy Garden

Designers: Kerianne Fitzpatrick & TJ Kennedy

Sponsor: Macmillan Cancer Support

Built By: Design It Landscapes

Medal Award: Silver

Who is this garden for? 
Visitors of a public garden.

Where is the garden set? 
A south-facing garden in the UK

Who or what is the design inspiration?
Lifecycles and their rhythm and water as a vital enabler to all life.

Plant List (subject to change)
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Key Plants
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Further Detail

Immerse yourself in the rhythmic journey of life with a circular garden inspired by lifecycles and the dynamic energy within. Representing the fluctuations of human life, plants at different growth stages symbolise fragility, strength, perfection, and imperfection. The centrepiece, the Legacy Seat, encapsulates these themes.

Water, a fundamental element of life, takes centre stage in the design, showcasing its form and properties through ripples and reflections, serving as a reminder that energy is forever flowing, from past to future.

Created for Macmillan Cancer Support, this garden prompts visitors to consider how they can make a lasting legacy that will make a meaningful difference on those affected by cancer for generations to come.


  • The garden is designed with minimal construction to reduce the carbon footprint during project build.
  • The entire garden can be repurposed ensuring we have minimal waste at breakdown.
  • The environmental cost of transportation will be reduced with the garden going to one local destination.

Meet the Designers 

Kerianne Fitzpatrick

Having graduated in Garden Design in 2010 under the mentorship of Juliet Sargeant, Kerianne regularly tutors at Sussex Garden School. Her designs are influenced by her travels, merging horticultural expertise with a playful and cultured approach. In addition to running her own design studio, Kerianne remains actively involved as a senior designer and project lead at Juliet Sargeant Landscape Design.

 TJ Kennedy

As a tutor and graduate of Inchbald School of Design, TJ has evolved over the past 15 years from soft and hard landscaping to design. Her focus on traditional ways of living and sustainability inspired her work, with the incorporation of traditional crafts adding historical depth and meaning to her designs.

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