Record your memory for our show garden

22 May 2013

McCarthy & Stone will be creating a show garden at this year's RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

We are delighted to have the opportunity to create a garden at this year’s
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show that celebrates the wisdom of the older generation.

We wanted a garden that challenges the preconceptions of later life and honour the experiences of the UK’s growing over 60s population.

Designed by the award winning garden designer Chris Beardshaw it is built around a circular structure which has three pathways leading to a hidden sanctuary area. The garden will signify not only the unique ways in which the brain processes memory, but also how it then utilises those memories in day-to-day life. The garden has been designed to engage visitors with later life experiences via a large head sculpture located within the inner sanctum, which plays audio recordings of retirees sharing their knowledge and experiences.  

If you would like to be a part of our show garden, just log on to Facebook and record your story through our online Application. Alternatively, if you wish to submit a story via email, please send your audio file to

Your story could be about how fashion and trends have changed, or it could touch on how technology or an event has changed your life. To listen and read our entries so far visit our gallery of memories so far.


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