The Sodshow, Garden Podcast

Garden Podcast: Styal Prison, RHS Tatton 2017


On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:

Peter Donegan talks with Eddie Tarry, Community Engagement Manager at HMP Styal Prison and Horticulture Instructor Audra Bickerdyke.

The team and ladies of Styal Prison designed and built the Stop Think Change garden at RHS Tatton 2017.

Of note, there’s a bit of noise tapping in the background, entirely down to inclement weather and the fact that this was recorded in the speakers marquee / tent at Tatton Park.

From dealing with self harm, well-being and mental health, we talk about the benefits of horticulture within and post leaving the prison; the journey through designing and building a garden at RHS Tatton and bringing women back into the community.

We chat why HMP Styal chose to take on the size of garden they did and at such a prestigious show, the differences between any other garden designer putting together a garden at a RHS show, their sponsors Novus Foundations for Change, what it means to those who were part of creating a RHS Silver medal garden and what it means to their future.

Much congrats to sponsors Novus Foundations for Change, HMP Altcourse, HMP Garth, Four Oaks Nursery, Briggs Equipment and Spectrum and my thanks to all of the ladies who I met at the garden over my 2 days at RHS Tatton.

My thanks also to the team at RHS Tatton Flower Show and The Royal Horticultural Society. 

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