A HOSPICE is using flower power to celebrate its 21st birthday.
The Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Backford is celebrating its 21st birthday with a cake-themed garden at the RHS Show Tatton Park in July.
The chocolate infused design, entitled A Piece of Cake, is the hospice’s first foray into show gardening.
The whole garden has been designed to be good enough to eat, with timber posts resembling chocolate curls lining the top of the garden, and the aroma of scented plants such as chocolate cosmos, chocolate mint and angelica creating a mouth-watering aroma for garden visitors.
Hospice fundraising and marketing manager Amanda Le Bretton said: “We are absolutely delighted to make our debut at Tatton Park especially during such a poignant year for the hospice.
“We cannot think of a better way to attract visitors to our 21st birthday garden than by using such a creative and unique design which was the idea of our own hospice gardener, Sandra Taylor.”
The birthday celebration theme runs throughout the design, with black and white paving mimicking piano keys playing Happy Birthday.
The garden will also feature topiary trees decorated with bows to look like gifts.
In addition to the birthday festivities, the garden also reflects the warm and calming environment that the hospice creates for its patients.
Princess Diana opened The Hospice of the Good Shepherd at Backford in 1989.
RHS Show Tatton Park show manager Kris Hulewicz said: “The hospice’s garden really is the icing on the cake at this year’s show.
“Their design is perfect for those who wish to take inspiration for their own gardens and we’re thrilled to have them celebrate 21 years of care and service at the show.”