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Award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden officially opens at Chelmsford Ambulance Station

Date: 26 August 2022

The Chelmsford Wellbeing Garden is officially opened by Chelmsford MP Vicky Ford

A garden which was awarded a silver medal at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been gifted to Chelmsford Ambulance Station as a space for staff to enjoy and unwind.

The garden – named ‘60o East – A Garden Between Continents’ – has been donated by Sean Butler of Danbury-based garden design and landscape company, Cube 1994 Ltd, as a way of saying thank you for the care East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) staff provided to his late mother.

The wellbeing garden was officially opened on Friday 26th August by Chelmsford MP Vicky Ford who was accompanied by Tom Abell, EEAST Chief Executive, and staff at Chelmsford Ambulance Station and from Cube 1994 Ltd.  

Vicky Ford, the MP for Chelmsford said: 

“It is an important addition to our community here in Chelmsford and will help our hardworking paramedics to have a quiet place to reflect after a particularly difficult working shift. Thank you to the local companies who have come together to make this donation happen.”

The team at Cube 1994 took two months to rebuild the garden in the allotted space at Chelmsford Garden, carefully moving the plants from storage by lorry to keep them alive along with the stone features.      

Tom Abell said:

“I believe this is the first Chelsea Garden to be moved to an ambulance station and it is a stunning environment for our staff to enjoy in between shifts. 

“I would like to thank Sean Butler on behalf of everyone at EEAST for his kind donation and his team at Cube 1994 for the hard work in moving the garden to Chelmsford Ambulance Station with such care and skill. 

“The wellbeing of our people is a top priority of the Trust as we know it can be a challenging job at times and this garden is already making a huge difference.”

Sean Butler, managing director of Cube 1994 Ltd, said:

“I wanted to thank the staff at EEAST for the care and compassion they provided to my late mother and this seemed the perfect way, as it will have an ongoing positive impact on the staff at EEAST.

“We have been designing gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show for some years now and it has been a pleasure for our team to rebuild the garden at Chelmsford Ambulance Station which was challenging and really tested all of our ingenuity.”  

  • Summary:

    A garden which was awarded a silver medal at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been gifted to Chelmsford Ambulance Station as a space for staff to enjoy and unwind.