Myles swings into people’s hearts at Chelsea Flower Show

Published: May 22, 2019

Myles had a fabulous day with mum, Myra and dad, Jerry, visiting the Greenfingers Show Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. Designed by Kate Gould, her aim was to create a completely accessible garden. After Chelsea, many elements of the garden will be relocated to Richard House, including the ‘apple swing’ which Myles adored playing on, as did his dad and many of the adults!

Jerry said:

“He got to play Jenga with Raymond Blanc, meet some lovely people and have a memorable time. Myles is an absolute star. Thank you so much – Richard House rocks!”

Myles has short gut syndrome, which means he has to be fed through a tube that has been surgically placed into his heart. He’s connected to the tube for 14 hours every day and needs constant supervision.

Despite these challenges, Myles is a lively, energetic, bright young boy and loves spending time in the garden at Richard House.

Myles’ dad, Jerry, said:

“It’s so important to us that Myles can take part safely in everyday childhood activities such as playing ball in the garden and Richard House ensures he can do this. Amazing.”

Designer,  Kate Gould, said:

“This garden has so much heart and soul behind it, so it’s great that it’s going to have a second life at Richard House. The plants, chairs and soft furnishings will all be put to good use by families and children who spend time at the hospice.” said Kate.

Photos by Tyrone McGlinchey and Trish Davidson