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Client gardeners attending Thrive Birmingham programmes have a host of new plants to work with as a result of a generous donation from an exhibitor at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Hundreds of perennials now have a new home at our Kings Heath Park gardens after they appeared in `The Habit of Living’ show garden in support of Diabetes UK.

The garden was designed by Katherine Hathaway and Karen Tatlow, to raise awareness of the condition, and won a silver gilt medal from RHS judges. Both Karen and Katherine, seen below with Chris Beardshaw, have family experience of people living with diabetes.

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The donation of plants was made possible with support from Abbotts Diabetes Care.

`We are very grateful for this kind donation,’ said Alex Bailey, Client & Garden Manager at Thrive Birmingham.

`It’s great that the legacy of this exuberant garden will continue long after the show has finished, as we’ll be using the plants to teach our City & Guilds Practical Horticulture students about plant care and techniques such as propagation.’

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