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Chelsea Flower Show winner designs Easter garden for Salisbury Cathedral

by Lydia Davies

Award-winning garden designer Andy McIndoe has recently completed the final touches to Salisbury Cathedral’s new Easter garden. 

This year, as part of the immersive experience of the Holy Week and Easter narrative, Salisbury Cathedral extended its storytelling beyond Bible readings to include an enchanting Easter garden, positioned outside the visitor entrance alongside the West Front. 

The garden boasts an arranged collection of Mediterranean flora, including rosemary, laurel, olive, and santolina, carefully chosen to evoke the landscape of Jesus's journey from death to resurrection. 

Three wooden crosses were mounted behind a symbolic tomb, serving as reminders of the sacrifice and redemption central to the Easter message. 

McIndoe’s career has been punctuated by notable achievements, including a streak of 25 consecutive gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.   

He also won the prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal, one of the Royal Horticultural Society’s highest accolades.  

Visitors to the cathedral grounds have paused and reflected upon the Easter garden and many have taken photos with the creation. 

The Easter garden is available for viewings up until Pentecost on 19th May 2024, a day which marks the bestowal of God's Holy Spirit upon the disciples after Jesus's ascension. 


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