A charity’s tradition of using gardening to support the wellbeing of disabled people has continued thanks to a fundraising partnership with Scotsdales.
The renowned garden centre is working with Papworth Trust to sell a beautiful rose which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the disability charity.
The ‘Papworth Pride’ was first unveiled at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show and is seen by the charity as a perfect gift for Christmas and beyond to support the work of their local services.
Around 20 service users from Papworth’s OWL Centre and Cambridge Centre joined forced to pot the roses ahead of them being sold at Scotsdales Garden Centre in Great Shelford.
Helena Judd, centre manager at the OWL Centre, said: “Gardening has always played a big part in the services offered at many of the centres run by Papworth Trust.
“So it was great to give our disabled people a chance to have an integral role in getting the roses ready to be sold by Scotsdales.
“We would like to thank everyone who has collaborated on this scheme – including Peter Beales Roses in Attleborough and Susan and Graham Tobbell who generously sponsored the rose.”
Explaining the beauty of the rose, Ian Limmer, nursery manager at Peter Beales Roses, said: “Papworth’s Pride is an exquisite addition to our Modern Classic collection, bearing clusters of large raspberry red, peony style flowers that unfold to reveal bright yellow anthers that are an absolute magnet to insects.
“Intensely perfumed with bright glossy mid green foliage, this medium sized shrub looks magnificent planted en-masse, in the middle of a herbaceous border or grown simply in a tub as a specimen plant to enhance a patio or paved area.”
The rose is priced £17.45 with all proceeds going to support Papworth Trust’s work with disabled people in Cambridgeshire.
To find out more or to order a rose, please contact Scotsdales on 01223 842777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.