Jo Malone London, the new garden is Blooming Marvellous8th July 2012 • Places to Visit • Stephanie Donaldson
Instead of spending a large fortune on a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, Jo Malone Ltd has funded the restoration of the now beautiful Old English Garden in Battersea Park. The garden is a social project done in conjunction Thrive’s Growing 4 Life project that helps people with physical or mental health challenges gain recognised horticultural qualifications. The modest and lovely garden designer, Sarah Price, devised the planting plan and has helped the Thrive team turn what was a bindweed and acanthus infested walled garden into a place of pure, fragrant beauty. Jo Malone Ltd will be funding the garden maintenance for the next two years. If you are in the area make time to visit London’s loveliest new garden – it’s free and you get to it from the Albert Bridge entrance.