Pergola roof ideas: Design, planting and styling tips – Country Living September 2022
Elevate your garden design with these stunning pergola roof ideas.
Make it Multifunctional
If you only have a small space, look to the John King Brain Tumour Foundation Garden for inspiration. It featured striking pergola seats which doubled up as planters for scented climbers. Additionally, you don’t need to have a sprawling back garden for a statement pergola. You can be the envy of your zoom meetings with a sensitively positioned pergola like the one slotted into their courtyard-style space. Perfect for relaxed work-from-home days and al fresco dining.
Brain tumour survivor raises £63,000 to help future patients – NHS St George’s University Hospitals August 2022
Project21forlife has raised an incredible £63,000 for the John King Brain Tumour Foundation for St George’s Hospital and The Royal Marsden.
Having recently retired from running his construction company, Richard Sullivan was looking forward to travelling with his wife and improving his golf handicap. Until, in December 2021, he received the devastating news that he had a malignant brain tumour. His outstanding treatment for his operation to remove the brain tumour at St George’s Hospital in Tooting and the Royal Marsden inspired him to help others with brain tumours by setting up Project21forlife, in association with the established John King Brain Tumour Foundation. Its aim is to raise funds through his family, friends and business colleagues.
Hampton Court Flower Show 2022: House Beautiful
Chelsea Flower Show may be the most prestigious gardening event, but Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (formerly Hampton Court Palace Flower Show) is most definitely the largest, and it has delivered a spectacular display of gardens this year.
RHS Hampton 2022 delivered 20 gardens across four categories: Show Gardens, Feature Gardens, Get Started Gardens and Global Impact Gardens. From show-stopping to thought-provoking, garden designers have showcased innovative ideas, beautiful plants and detailed landscaping.
We were thrilled that the John King Brain Tumour Foundation Garden designed by Rhiannon Williams was not only awarded a SILVER AWARD but also won PEOPLE’S CHOICE BEST SHOW GARDEN.
This hospital rooftop garden provides a vital space for patients and hospital staff to be immersed in nature. It demonstrates how the charity is transforming under-used areas of grey concrete rooftops into hidden sanctuaries.
10 brilliant ideas for boosting your garden’s well-being potential, inspired by RHS Hampton – House Beautiful
From scented flowers to a secluded seating area…
At this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival many of the gardens were focused on ways to boost our mental and physical health while we’re outdoors.
Themes of grief, loss, loneliness and illness were explored in several Show Gardens, highlighting how they help with recovery and healing.
Gardens exploring dementia and isolation showed how we can connect with other people and find peace in green space. While the rooftop design for the John King Brain Tumour Foundation Garden by Rhi Williams is one example of how having a natural outdoor space within a medical setting can help with the physical recovery of patients and the mental well-being of staff.
Gardening with the RHS Podcast – Royal Horticultural Society.
We were thrilled to have taken part in the RHS podcast for the week of the Hampton Court Flower Festival.
Each week they talk to the RHS experts, along with garden designers, scientists, growers, and the movers and shakers of the horticultural world
Holly King talks us through the principles of the wellness garden, the planting and the story behind the John King Brain Tumour Foundation.
Do have a listen, Holly starts talking just after an 8-minute introduction.
RHS Hampton Court 2022. London Stone
John King Brain Tumour Foundation Garden. Designed as a rooftop garden, this shows how the John King Tumour Foundation is transforming parts of the Atkinson Morley Wing at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, into a sanctuary for patients and wildlife.
Underpinning the garden is hard landscaping. The garden is entered over a Jura Beige Limestone step, engraved at our Bespoke Stone Centre. Engraving is a wonderful way to add lasting detail without it being intrusive, and Jura offers crisp lines that enhance the wording.
The rest of the garden uses Limed Oak Millboard. Composite decking works well with rooftops. Much lighter than paving, and easily installed on a subframe, it reduces the load on the structure of the building. Stylistically, it adds a natural feel to an area that started off as barren concrete, but, being wood-free, is easier to maintain and much longer-lasting.
Show Garden: The John King Brain Tumour Foundation Garden. Shoot Magazine
The John King Brain Tumour Foundation are delighted and excited to have the opportunity to showcase a garden at the prestigious Hampton Court Flower Show 2022, with the amazing support of Tony Woods, Rhiannon Williams and the team at the Garden Club London.
The garden creates a space immersed in nature to aid the recovery of patients, provide areas in a relaxed environment for often difficult conversations and also a place for NHS staff to relax and reflect.
This small garden demonstrates how the charity is transforming under-used areas of grey concrete rooftops into hidden sanctuaries for people and wildlife to discover and enjoy. At the heart of the garden, a sculpture by Emma Rodgers, inspired by a mighty English oak, symbolises strength, wisdom and healing. Its leaf canopy is made from hands applauding the NHS. Under a canopy of dappled shade, there is a selection of spaces to sit, pause, reflect and heal.
Hampton Court Flower Festival 2022 – Women Talking Online feature the John King Brain Tumour Foundation Garden at Hampton Court Flower Festival.
The John King Brain Tumour Foundation Garden is a hospital rooftop garden that provides a vital space for patients and hospital staff to be immersed in nature. It is a calming environment designed to aid recovery and provide a safe space for often difficult conversations. This small garden demonstrates how the charity is transforming under-used areas of grey concrete rooftops into hidden sanctuaries for people and wildlife to discover and enjoy.
At the heart of the garden, a sculpture by Emma Rodgers, inspired by a mighty English oak, symbolises strength, wisdom, and healing. Its leaf canopy is made from hands applauding the NHS. Under a canopy of dappled shade, there is a selection of spaces to sit, pause, reflect, and heal. Surrounding raised planters are filled with scented and textural plants in a blue and pale-yellow colour scheme as a tribute to the NHS.
Behind the build at Hampton Court – HortWeek
John King Brain Tumour Foundation Garden. HortWeek explores behind the scenes of the garden builds at Hampton Court.
Lynde House Joined the Royal Garden Hotel in Sussex Thanks to New Technology on VE Day – trusted care 2021
Lynde House in Twickenham marked the anniversary of VE Day with the support of The Digital Line (TDL) as residents were brought together through innovative technology with The Royal Garden Hotel in Sussex and both enjoyed a very special Afternoon Tea Event.With retro-style cakes made by seven-year-old junior baker Mia Dando and seasoned chefs John Williams MBE, Executive Chef of The Ritz Hotel and TV personality and award-winning chef, Brian Turner CBE. Their efforts are not only in support of bringing a smile to the faces of the residents as part of this community event but also focused on raising much-needed funds for the John King Brain Tumour Foundation.
Celebrity chefs to help raise £150k for brain microscope for St George’s Hospital in Tooting – London News Online 2020
Celebrity chefs and TV mainstay Christopher Biggins are looking to help raise £150,000 for a hospital’s brain microscope in memory of a late renowned cook who was treated there.
They are to stage Gala in Your Parlour on Saturday, October 17 to raise much-needed funds to buy the vital machine for paediatric and adult neurosurgery which is not funded by the NHS.
It will help senior neurosurgeons from the Atkinson Morley Wing at St George’s Hospital Trust in Tooting, where chef John King was treated until his death in 2016.
The John King Brain Tumour Foundation presents a £133,000 cheque to our Neurosurgery department – St George’s University Hospital. NHS – March 2019
Tuesday, 19 February saw the presentation of a £133,000 cheque to our Neurosurgery department on behalf of the John King Brain Tumour Foundation.
John King sadly died following treatment for glioblastoma, a type of brain tumour, at St George’s Hospital in 2016. His wife Laura King set up the foundation in his name to raise money to buy a state-of-the-art Zeiss Opmi Pentero microscope, which is used during surgical treatment for the tumour.
Laura King presented the cheque to Mr Tim Jones, Consultant Neurosurgeon and Neuro-Oncology Lead Clinician, who treated John when he was a patient with us.
The McKissock brain tumour garden – Neuroscience Research Foundation
The McKissock garden, now known as the John King Brain Tumour Foundation Garden, first thought of and created by Henry Marsh CBE and partly funded by the Neurosciences Research Foundation has gone on to win ‘The People’s Choice Award at the Hampton Court flower show’. This garden is for neurosurgical patients and their families at Atkinson Morley, St. George’s Hospital.
National Eye Health Week: Patients Story. St George’s Hospital Charity
A routine eye check led to a brain tumour removal by St George’s Hospital neurology team.
Sutton resident Henna Kuivalainen, was recently treated for a brain tumour by St George’s Neurosurgeon team, which was discovered during a routine optician’s appointment.
Hospital roof garden gets a new green outlook – Pro Landscaper July 2018
The project was made possible thanks to The John King Brain Tumour Foundation and Garden Club London.
St George’s Hospital in South West London has a hidden oasis of green on the second floor of the Atkinson Morley Wing, adjacent to the McKissock Neurosurgery Ward. The roof gardens were commissioned by famous brain surgeon Henry Marsh to help with patient recovery, however, following Henry’s retirement in 2015 the gardens were in need of some TLC.
With the agreement of the hospital, The John King Brain Tumour Foundation has adopted the garden and, thanks to a team of friends and charitable donations, they are being maintained for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff.
A foundation has been launched to raise money for St George’s Hospital in London in memory of chef John King – The caterer – June 2017
The John King Brain Tumour Foundation is initially funding a garden and state-of-the-art operating equipment for the hospital.
King was diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumour in 2015, a condition from which he passed away on 22 November 2016, aged 65.
His 40-year career in the kitchen included spells in London at the Dorchester, the Connaught, Le Caprice and Les Ambassadeurs, before moving to the Mandarin Oriental Manila in the Philippines. Most recently he had taken up a post as a part-time lecturer at Westminster Kingsway College, where he started his career, as well as working as chief caviar packer at King’s Fine Food alongside his wife Laura, owner of the fine food specialist supplier.