Florence Nightingale Garden

The Burdett Trust for Nursing’s award-winning RHS Chelsea Show Garden – The Florence Nightingale Garden, A Celebration of Modern-Day Nursing will move to a permanent home at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital in May 2022.

The Chelsea Show Garden was created by garden designer Robert Myers to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and to celebrate the importance of the nursing profession in the 21st century. It will be relocated outside the hospital on the upper terrace of the Albert Embankment, with views across the River Thames to Westminster.

St Thomas’ Hospital was home to the world’s first professional nursing school – The Nightingale School of Nursing – when it was established by Florence Nightingale in 1860, so the new garden will be a fitting tribute to someone who did so much to raise the reputation of nursing as a profession.

Avey Bhatia, Chief Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’, said: “This garden is a very welcome gift that our patients, staff and visitors will be able to enjoy. It is beautifully-designed and will offer an oasis of calm in a busy hospital environment. We are incredibly proud of our links to Florence Nightingale so it is fitting that the garden will have a permanent home with us.”

Garden designer Robert Myers, who will oversee the reconfiguration for the hospital site said: “Chelsea gardens are often transitory, so it is thrilling to know the garden will have a permanent home after the Show in such a prominent London setting.”

Find out more on the RHS website www.rhs.org.uk.

The Florence Nightingale Garden : RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021

The Chelsea Show Garden was created by garden designer Robert Myers to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and to celebrate the importance of the nursing profession in the 21st century.

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“Images from Florence Nightingale's pressed flower collection and echoes of her handwriting will be printed on to the timber walls to embody her extensive writing in support of healthcare reform.”

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Designed by Robert Myers and sponsored by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, The Florence Nightingale Garden is a Celebration of Modern Nursing.

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