RHS Chelsea Gold medal winner Charlotte Rowe is encouraging gardeners all over the UK to Plant a Bulb for gynaecological cancer this autumn.
The landscape designer is supporting the Lady Gardener Network’s Plant a Bulb campaign to raise awareness and funds to support groundbreaking research funded by the Gynaecological Cancer Fund at The Royal Marsden in London.
Charlotte has a personal reason for wanting to make people more aware of the five ‘silent’ gynaecological cancers. Despite having had a hysterectomy in her late thirties, Charlotte’s mother died earlier this year of ovarian cancer over 40 years later. She had had no symptoms until less than three months before she died and the cancer diagnosis was only given to her six weeks before her death. Charlotte also had a sub-total hysterectomy in her late forties.
The award-winning landscape designer, whose No Man’s Land garden marking the centenary of the First World War at Chelsea captured the hearts of the nation in 2014, helped to launch the Lady Gardener Network earlier this year to raise funds and the Plant a Bulb campaign is its first major campaign.
Charlotte said: “A bulb is a wonderful symbol of hope for the future. We want to hear from people all over the UK who are supporting us us in this campaign. Pledge your support on our website and keep us posted on the progress of your bulbs with your pictures and comments on social media. Everyone can take part – whether you plant in your garden, a window box or even in a pot or bowl indoors.”
Country Life have just published a feature about the campaign (see photo).
To make a donation, Text BULB00 to 70070 to donate £5
To contact the Lady Gardener Network: email@example.com
To join the Lady Gardener Network: Lady Gardener Network
Social media handles
Twitter: @gynaecancerfund #PlantABulb
Facebook: Gynaecological Cancer Fund
Instagram: @gynaecancerfund #PlantABulb