IN MANCHESTER, JO MALONE LONDON ARE SUPPORTING THE CREATION OF THE ART GARDEN AT THE RECENTLY RE-OPENED WHITWORTH ART GALLERY.
Jo Malone London support people living with mental ill health through the cultivation and care of therapeutic gardens. Each garden is a place to recover, grow and reconnect with a community. They are peaceful, safe havens for rehabilitation.
The recently opened Art Garden at Whitworth Art Gallery has been created by renowned garden designer, Sarah Price, in partnership with the Grow Project and Jo Malone London. The Grow Project supports local people who are experiencing social isolation or living with mental ill health. Working together in the garden allows each individual to learn new horticultural skills as well creating a nurturing sense of community. Volunteers from Jo Malone London also lend a hand, working alongside the trainee gardeners.
Sarah’s design is focused on waves of texture, colour and scent which reveal themselves throughout the seasons. The planting scheme includes some of Jo Malone London’s most-loved ingredients from peonies, to bluebells, sage and geranium, to create a richly scented sanctuary.
Trainee Gardener: ‘I enjoy working together as a team. It has been great fun meeting new people and has helped me to relax and improve my confidence.’
Sarah Price: ‘This project is so special. The first time I visited The Whitworth, I was struck by the creative and warm, open atmosphere. The whole space has a dynamic energy; it really is a meeting point beneath the trees; a place to pause and linger.’
Jo Malone London Peony & Moss Charity Candle, £44
The Art Garden will be cultivated and cared for through the sale of a Jo Malone London Charity Candle. This year it is Peony & Moss, a note of cassis is crisp over a floral heart of peony and the earthy warmth of moss.
A donation equal to 75% of the retail price (less VAT) will go directly to the charities Jo Malone London work with, as well as helping maintain and further develop the existing charity gardens: