RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010 



The Stephen Hawking Garden for Motor Neurone Disease

Exhibited by Motor Neurone Disease Association
Designed: Sue Hayward
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This garden reflects the passage of time through the evolution of plants, starting with some of our oldest plants including Ginkgo biloba and the Wollemi pine. The lower garden features plants that we might be able to grow in the UK if climate change continues, offering a glimpse into a possible future.

Professor Stephen Hawking, who has Motor Neurone Disease, is the inspiration behind this garden. The dark swirling water feature acts as an analogy for being diagnosed with the disease. A curved stone folly represents a protected and safe place, symbolising the support given by the Motor Neurone Disease Association.