It is certainly hotting up outside and as summer approaches we are getting ready for an action packed July for our client, Zoflora.

The concentrated disinfectant brand is returning to the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show for a second year, following on from its 2016 Gold medal-winning show garden, inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside which surrounds Zoflora’s manufacturing base in Huddersfield.

This time around, the iconic household name is returning in support of its new long-term partnership with Caudwell Children. This inspiring charity provides practical and emotional support for disabled children and their families across the UK.

Zoflora and Caudwell Children are very much family focused and this is just one reason why we thought the relationship would work well.

Another reason was the unique way it operates and raises money for its users. John Caudwell, the founder and chairman, and one of Britain’s most influential entrepreneurs and philanthropists (he founded Phones4U), personally pays the charity’s annual administration and management overheads. This enables the organisation to offer complete transparency to its supporters, with 100% of direct donations going directly to the children and families who need it. Pretty impressive I’m sure you’ll agree!

When we approached the charity they excitedly told us about their dream – to open the ‘Caudwell International Children’s Centre’ which would be the UK’s first facility of its type and one of only a handful of specialist centres across the globe that combines support, therapy and research for those affected by Autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of the world’s most prevalent neurodevelopmental conditions, affecting as many as 1 in 68 children globally, and costing the UK taxpayer an estimated £32 billion a year.

As part of the development, the charity identified a need for an engaging sensory outdoor space which includes fun and educational aspects. In order to provide this invaluable garden area, Zoflora enlisted the expertise of two renowned garden designers and came up with the Zoflora and Caudwell Children’s Wild Garden.

This exciting space will be first unveiled at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show and following this, it will re-imagined at the centre in time for the grand opening in October 2017.

The garden uses a woodland setting as the theme and aims to show how an accessible and inclusive wild garden can reconnect children with nature.

Sensory stimulation will occur courtesy of playful planting and use materials that engage the senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound, whilst also allowing the children to experience some reasonable risk as they explore and play. The garden will feature a tree top nest, a huge spinning boulder, hidden woodland scent pots, a secret mushroom cave, hollow Oak log and opportunities to play with water, all woven together with beautiful and playful planting.

The garden will incorporate a range of incredible edible plants and fragrance will be a key element of the garden as Zoflora is renowned for its range of beautifully fragrant concentrated disinfectants, and so an assortment of unique smelling pots will be installed. These will allow garden visitors to experience the vibrant and beautiful elements of Zoflora’s expertly crafted fragrances, as well as the new limited edition product it is launching exclusively at the show.

We’re currently busy finalising last minute plans, including the well-known celebrity who will be unveiling it on press day and filming schedules for some exciting TV shows.

We can’t wait to see the finished garden, so be sure to check our Twitter and Facebook pages to see it in all its glory. Check back next month and we’ll let you know how it went!