We’re delighted to share that Petrus’ The Empowerment Garden has been awarded a Silver Medal!
Petrus, part of the Regenda Group, is a charity working with those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Rochdale. They offer a safe environment where people can develop their skills and independence to empower change.
Designed and built by their service users and volunteers, The Empowerment Garden carries a message about how people can be empowered and unified through horticulture. Focusing on biophilia, the tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature, strengthening our connections to food and how it’s grown is something that we can all relate to and benefit from.
It is a representation of how you can improve your health and wellbeing by spending time in nature, taking ownership of the environment around you and contributing to positive climate action by growing your own fresh produce.
Throughout the build, the team benefitted from the invaluable support given by the Garden 360 team who not only gave their time for free, but shared their skills and knowledge with service users, making the experience that little bit more special!
Petrus have also been supported by group members M&Y Maintenance and Construction, who helped fund their journey to Tatton and provided logistical support throughout.
We couldn’t be prouder of the way The Regenda Group has come together to support Petrus with this amazing project. Congratulations to the service users, volunteers and the wider team that helped put this garden together.
We’d love to see our garden with the People’s Choice award for a 4th consecutive year. If you can spare a moment to vote for us in the Terraced Garden Category, please click here. https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-flower-show-tatton-park/rhs-peoples-choice-award