Award-winning garden will be focal point of Haven centre

Sarah Eberle's award-winning garden will be recreated in the new Haven centre
Sarah Eberle's award-winning garden will be recreated in the new Haven centre
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A Hampshire gardener will recreate her award-winning design at the new Haven centre in Titchfield.

Sarah Eberle won both gold and the People’s Choice Awards at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show supporting the national breast cancer charity, the Haven.

Landscape architect, Sarah said: ‘The intention after the Chelsea show was always to recreate the garden in a new home.

‘It’s certainly an added bonus that it’s now a multi award-winning garden.’

The garden will be the centre-piece of new £1 million building purchased by the charity in the middle of Titchfield village.

The new centre is placed in the middle of Portsmouth and Southampton, so residents from both cities will be able to take advantage of the services the charity provides.

Each centre provides people either diagnosed or recovering from cancer with free complementary therapies such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, and massage, along with emotional, nutritional and financial counselling.

‘I hope the garden will be an extension of the services provided inside the building,’ added Sarah.

‘People can use the garden as a space to be with others or reflect alone; a place to connect with nature and relax in comfort.’

Sarah donated a lot of her free time to bring the Breast Cancer Haven Artisan garden to life at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

As well as winning gold at one of the country’s biggest Royal Horticultural Society shows, she has also won the best in show title at both Chelsea and Hampton Court shows.

CEO of the Haven, Pamela Healy OBE, said: ‘Sarah has captured our service perfectly in such a visual and sensory form.

‘We’re so excited to see the garden re-developed at our new centre in Titchfield.

‘We hope our service users and guests can enjoy it for many years to come.’

The new centre is scheduled to be opened in October.

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