Herefordshire Growing Point

A Snapshot of Herefordshire Growing Point

Herefordshire Growing Point have been invited to create a garden showcasing the work of the charity throughout the county of Herefordshire.

The garden showcases the wide diversity of over 300 individuals, that Herefordshire Growing Point (HGP) supports. The support delivered through social and therapeutic horticulture activities. Many of the individuals have helped to grow the plants and make the garden features.

The design and planting of the garden includes:

A tool shed. The focal point represents the ‘Garden House’ at HGP’s current Holme Lacy site. This showcases the adapted tools used by participants and ‘snapshots’ of the social and therapeutic horticulture activities undertaken through the year.

A representation of the River Wye. Each member of HGP is represented by a pebble which they have painted and placed amongst the plants they have grown. These include Forget-Me-Nots, the flower which symbolises dementia friendliness.

Apple trees supplied by Frank P. Matthews Trees for Life. These are an intrinsic and recognisable features of the Herefordshire landscape.

Furniture produced in partnership with Herefordshire organisations such as Widemarsh Ventures for relocation to HGP’s new site.

A range of Herefordshire spring flowers familiar to HGP participants from their local countryside and grown by them.

Garden features, including planters and plant supports.

An eclectic mix of containers planted with spring bedding and perennials. These represent the HGP participants and how they blossom within the garden.