AN AWARD winning garden is to be recreated in the grounds of The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

Gardener Erica Ward was presented with a Royal Horticultural Society Silver medal for her unique garden installation at BBC Gardener’s World Live.

And now, with the help of her sponsor Hallmark, the mum-of-one is donating the majority of the garden to the Brackenhall hospice.

She said: “I was delighted to have been awarded an RHS silver medal and it was fantastic to see the reactions we received from the judges and show visitors at the event.

“I wanted to create something that would really grab the visitors’ attention and make them smile so I opted for bright, chaotic planting and unexpected materials.

“The garden is a nice place for people to come and relax and sit with their children.

“The planters are all different levels, which means that everyone can enjoy them.

“At that time in your life, you might need a space where you can just sit and be peaceful.

“I am so glad that this is where they are going, it is the perfect end to the story.”

All 13 planters will go the hospice and will be planted in their four-acres.

She continued: “I was so nervous when the hospice came to look at it.

“I really hoped they liked it.”

It was Erica’s second year in the competition, having won the Silver Flora award for her garden in 2011.

After discussing her ideas with her husband Philip, who works at Hallmark, the Rawdon designer received sponsorship from his company for her garden at the NEC Birmingham event.

Recycled materials from her allotment and reclaimed tools from a local provider on Ebay were used create her theme of community.

All other materials were sourced from West Yorkshire.

The 13 planters will be set up in the hospice’s new grounds by Erica and a team from Hallmark’s Brighouse distribution centre later this month.

Partnership Development Manager at the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Kate Goldring said: “We are thrilled to have the support of Hallmark as their local charity of choice and to kick the relationship off with such a special donation is fantastic.

“We are a brand new hospice and the garden donation will really add to the grounds for the very special children and families who we will be supporting in the coming years.

“We can’t say a big enough thank you to Erica and the team at Hallmark.”

Erica’s 13-year-old son Harry was inspired by the 2011 garden show and set up his own website www.junior, which display some of the garden creation’s process.

The gardening enthusiast, who is also football-mad, has been invited to create his own design in 2013. He is thought to be one of the youngest ever.