Perennial is the only UK charity dedicated to helping all horticulturists. Perennial offers free, confidential advice and support to everyone working in or retired from horticulture and their families, including gardeners, landscapers, nursery and garden centre staff, parks and grounds care staff and tree surgeons, for as long as it is needed.
People turn to Perennial for financial and emotional help in times of need because of disability, sickness, poverty, financial hardship and old age – although increasingly younger people are seeking assistance. Many individuals describe the services Perennial offers simply as a ‘lifeline’. The work of Perennial depends entirely on voluntary donations from the horticulture industry and the garden-loving public.
The Perennial Lifeline Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 is one of a series of show gardens and events designed to mark Perennial’s 180th anniversary this year. We are also supporting show gardens at RHS Flower Show Cardiff and Harrogate Spring Flower Show and will be exhibiting at a full range of horticulture, forestry and arboriculture trade events throughout the year. You can get involved by supporting Perennial at one of our special events, fundraising events or by telling people you know about Perennial’s free and confidential help and advice services for people in horticulture.
Anita Bates, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Perennial says:
“Our aim in 2019 is simple – to reach more people than ever before with the message that Perennial is here to help everyone who works in horticulture. From gardeners to greenkeepers, foresters to landscape designers, if you work with plants, trees or turf, we’re your lifeline when times get tough. We’re thrilled with Colm and Duncan’s design and look forward to speaking to visitors about how Perennial is both rooted in the history of the UK horticulture industry and evolving to ensure its people flourish well into the future.”
Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 May 2019
8am – 8pm
Royal Hospital Road
Royal Hospital Chelsea
For show information and tickets visit RHS Chelsea Flower Show