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Marking a first for Scotland, trees, hedging and landscape features from the RHS Chelsea Garden Show Gold-award winning “A Life Worth Living Garden” will next week be moved permanently to the award-winning Hurlet Crematorium in East Renfrewshire.

The Hurlet has been chosen to be beneficiary of 9 hero trees and distinct landscape features from Myeloma UK’s “A Life Worth Living Garden.” This remarkable garden was thoughtfully designed by Chris Beardshaw, a distinguished 10-time RHS Chelsea Gold Medalist, who has once again secured the Gold Medal award this year for his outstanding “A Life Worth Living Garden.”

The hero trees, hedging, stone paving, and oak setts will be part of The Hurlet Crematorium’s memorial garden.  This garden is open to the community, providing a space for people to celebrate and remember their loved ones while experiencing the restorative benefits of nature.

David McNaughton, Manager of the Hurlet Crematorium, said:

“We are truly honoured to have been chosen as recipients of the hero trees, hedging and landscape garden features from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show “A Life Worth Living Garden.” This accolade underscores our deep-rooted commitment to environmental stewardship and the creation of unique and tranquil memorial spaces within our award-winning facility. We are confident that our ongoing efforts will not only enhance our site but also contribute positively to the overall ecosystem, fostering a sustainable and thriving environment for generations to come.

“We have appointed a specialist logistics firm experienced in the transportation of trees and plant materials. The garden will be meticulously dismantled after the Flower Show concludes on Saturday 27th May, and it will then be carefully transferred to The Hurlet Crematorium from the beginning of next week. From there, The Hurlet’s local landscape contractors and the crematorium’s gardening team will carefully replant the trees and hedging and other Show materials into our beautiful memorial gardens.”

The Myeloma UK – A Life Worth Living Garden, inspired by the stories of individuals living with the incurable blood cancer myeloma, aims to raise awareness of the disease and support affected individuals. The garden was made possible through a generous donation by Project Giving Back.

Dr Sophie Castell, CEO Myeloma UK said:

“I am so delighted that we have been able to gift these trees to The Hurlet Crematorium so that more people can benefit from their beauty. This will be a wonderful legacy for The Myeloma UK – A Life Worth Living Garden. People with myeloma have told us how much joy and solace they get from being in nature, and it’s wonderful that we have been able to bring a piece of Chelsea to The Hurlet and the wider community.”