It's one week to go until the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and a local garden centre will be there.

Chilton Garden Centre is supporting Greenfingers, a charity that creates beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces where children and families in hospices can play or enjoy therapeutic rest and relaxation.

The show runs from May 24 - 28 and is set to attract thousands of visitors, including the Royals.

Their exhibit will be located on Eastern Avenue (stand EA453), which is the shopping and information hub of the show.

Greenfingers and the British Garden Centres teams are hoping to spread the word and encourage more people to get involved and support the charity.

Boyd Douglas-Davies, director at British Garden Centres, said: “The event is the perfect place to shout from the rooftops regarding the work the charity undertakes, with an attending audience that is already engaged with the mental and physical benefits of gardening."

Sue Allen, chairman of Greenfingers, added: “Our sincerest thanks to British Garden Centres for their support in helping us gain a presence at RHS Chelsea.

"We are looking forward to getting on-site and start telling all the wonderful visitors more about the work we do and hope that many of them will consider making Greenfingers their charity of choice”.




Greenfingers is a national charity dedicated to supporting life-limited children and their families who spend time in hospices around the UK. The charity is committed to creating, beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with family, friends, and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation. To date, Greenfingers Charity has created over 60 inspiring gardens in children’s hospices around the country and has a further waiting list of hospices that need help.












About the business:

British Garden Centres (BGC) is the UK’s largest family-owned garden centre group with 61 centres around the country. The group is owned and led by The Stubbs family, who also own and operate Woodthorpe Leisure Park in Lincolnshire.


BGC was launched in 1987 with the opening of Woodthorpe Garden Centre by brothers Charles and Robert Stubbs. Since 2018 it has expanded rapidly with the acquisition of 51 garden centres allowing it to grow from its heartland to the business it is now with 61 garden centres spread from Carmarthen to Ramsgate, Wimborne to East Durham.


The group has a team of 2,700 colleagues working across the garden centres, restaurants, 2 growing nurseries, 4 distribution centres and Woodthorpe Leisure Park and Woody’s Restaurant & Bar.