28 May 2018
Silver medal win for The Myeloma UK Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018
Perspex® brand is delighted to announce that ‘The Myeloma UK Garden’ by designer John Everiss has been awarded a Silver-Gilt at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.
The focus of the garden is a magnificent seven tonne sculpture, measuring 12 feet high and constructed from layers of transparent Arctic Blue Perspex® acrylic.
John and his team used cutting edge technology to create the sculpture, scanning Gemma’s head, shoulders and hands to generate a very detailed 3D digital image. They then used this data to create the sculpture’s multiple layers of Perspex® acrylic, and the design and construction company Stage One assembled it.
Rosemarie Finley, Chief Executive of Myeloma UK, says:
“The Myeloma UK Garden at the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show was designed to raise the profile of myeloma, the work we are doing as an organisation to help improve the lives of those affected by a myeloma diagnosis and the journey towards finding a cure.
John’s creative concept expertly tells the story of myeloma and is both educating and enthralling visitors. The Silver medal is truly well deserved and will help attract even more people to The Myeloma UK Garden to celebrate its themes of hope and care, which are moving and inspiring visitors.”
John Everiss, designer of The Myeloma UK Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, says:
“I’m absolutely delighted that I’ve won a Silver medal for The Myeloma UK Garden! I really hope that this garden, the story behind it and the platform of one of the world’s most prestigious flower shows helps raises awareness of myeloma and encourages people to support the charity and its research into finding a cure.
I want to say a huge thank you to our sponsors and also to our suppliers who really got on board with this project and helped us to fund it and bring it to life. And thanks of course goes to my planting designer Francesca Murrell as well as Peter King, Gemma Peace and everyone at Myeloma UK for supporting this project and allowing me to create such a big and bold garden for them!”
Watch the spectacular build of the sculpture!
PhotoCredit: Charles Marriott
Please visit www.myeloma.org.uk and learn more about the only UK charity focused on the discovery, development and access to new effective treatments for myeloma.