Panathlon Joy Garden wins Silver Gilt award, attracting celebrities and more!

We are ecstatic to announce that The Panathlon Joy Garden has won a Silver Gilt award in the All About Plants Section at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024!

Congratulations to everyone involved, especially our wonderful garden designer Penelope Walker of Llevelo Design!

In our minds Penelope has produced the brightest, most ‘joyful’ garden at RHS Chelsea this year, thanks to its colours, curves and layout creating a harmonious, balanced space that is accessible to all, particularly wheelchair users. 

Star-studded launch!

The Panathlon Joy Garden was launched on Tuesday (21 May) with the help of a few friends and celebrities!

Opening the garden was Great Britain Paralympic Medalist and BBC Countryfile TV Presenter Steve Brown; together with Panathlon’s inspirational Chair and triple Paralympic Medalist Liz Johnson; and Paris 2024 Paralympic Games hopeful Louise Sugden, an amazing Para Powerlifter.

The trio supported children from the Marjorie McClure School in London who entertained the crowds with a few fun Panathlon-inspired games. 

Our amazing team of Paralympic stars attracted yet more stars to the garden! 

Visiting us were celebrities including: Paul Hollywood (The Great British Bake Off), stand-up comedian and TV presenter Tom Allen, fellow comedian, actress, writer and TV presenter Sally Phillips (Smack the Pony, Bridget Jones films, Jam and Jerusalem), actor Andrew Lincoln (Teachers, This Life, The Walking Dead), and actress Gael Anderson (Teachers), among many others!

The Panathlon Joy Garden is built by Stewart Landscape Construction and sponsored by Project Giving Back.

Following RHS Chelsea, the garden will be relocated to the Marjorie McClure School in London for the benefit of children aged 4-19 years old with complex medical needs and physical disabilities. 

Exhibiting at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show is our opportunity to attract international exposure to help raise the Panathlon charity’s profile and foster new fundraising opportunities. 

Please head to our dedicated fundraising page for more information >>> Panathlon Joy Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2024