The Cancer Research UK Pledge Pathway to Progress

Show Gardens

Designed to be an immersive walk-through space for visitors to the show, the garden represents the important role of Gifts in Wills in funding Cancer Research UK’s progress towards a day when all cancers are cured.

With its striking curved layout, the garden is formed of a pathway that meanders through a richly-scented planting scheme. At the centre of the space is a sunken seating area that encourages visitors to relax and reflect beneath the shading of the pledge tree. The tree signifies the mighty Cancer Research UK supporters, whose generous gifts in Wills will be felt for generations.

The planting scheme features vibrant and scented species of plants such as yew hedging chosen for its cancer treatment affinity.

Dotted among the planting are beautifully carved timber posts, some etched with the names of people who have pledged a gift in their will and others with the incredible steps forward made in cancer research.

The garden represents the important role of legacy gifts on Cancer Research UK’s progress.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.