Embroidered Minds | Chelsea 2018


Designed by Kati Crome, this garden is being sponsored by Epilepsy Society and Young Epilepsy.
The Chelsea Flower Show is open to RHS members 22/23 May and to the general public 24/25/26 May 2018.

Embroidered Minds is a collaboration between writers, artists, doctors and historians to explore the effects of epilepsy, a neurological disorder, that affected the eldest daughter of William Morris, the Victorian craftsman, and raising awareness of epilepsy and the challenges it can still carry today.

The garden represents different states of a seizure. The pre-seizure area of the garden is calm and sedate with mainly green and white planting, including Acanthus mollis, used so often in Morris designs, and Valeriana officinalis, which was one of the first epilepsy drugs. An oak bench, tiled path and foreground garden are interrupted by dramatic, harsh and brown planting that represents a seizure. Beyond is the more vivid planting associated here with the possible heightening of the senses post seizure. Here orange spires of Eremurus, blue Aquilegia and white peonies flourish.

National Epilepsy Week is 14-20 May, 2018.

Key facts

  • Where: RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • When: 2018
  • Client: Kati Crome & Epilespy Society