6 July 2017
St Mungo’s with the support of British fragrance and lifestyle brand, Jo Malone London, is excited to announce the unveiling of The Quiet Garden in Notting Hill, London.
The Quiet Garden is part of the charity’s Putting Down Roots project and offers people a safe place to reconnect and learn new skills. Clients gain experience as trainee gardeners through the cultivation and care of its beautiful grounds.
Putting Down Roots is a gardening project for people who are currently homeless or have been in the past, or who are at risk of becoming homeless. The Quiet Garden will be supported through the sales of Jo Malone London’s new Iris & Lady Moore Charity Home Candle and the Peony & Moss Charity Home Candle.
Designed by RHS Ambassador Jekka McVicar, its circular paths and curves create a sense of peace throughout. Flowers in restful colours – lavender, jasmine and rose – evoke wellbeing and tranquillity.
Jekka McVicar said: “The Quiet Garden is everything I love about horticulture. It is not just a garden to be looked at, but a garden to be part of St Mungo’s and Jo Malone London link together in a beautiful way that gives to the community a garden to both enjoy and benefit from – no-one could ask more of any garden.”
Howard Sinclair, St Mungo’s Chief Executive, said: “Gardening is renowned for its therapeutic benefits. But it is also just a lovely thing to do. Through this project people will be supported to tackle their mental health issues, learn new skills and get back into employment.
“I want to thank Jo Malone London for helping us create such a beautiful garden that offers our clients so much potential and provide an avenue for them to give back something to their own communities and neighbourhoods.”
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