This year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live will be taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 15-18 June.
During our 30th anniversary year, Missing People will be attending this special weekend to support families affected by missing, who will be creating a special display to commemorate their missing loved ones. If you would like to learn more, click here.
Families affected by missing have come together to produce their display: Missing You.
Through this garden border, they hope to convey the moments of escape and refuge that tending a garden. It also captures the difficult emotional journey experienced fluctuating between feelings of hope, loss, and reflection.
The figures remind us that although the loved one is missing, they are never forgotten, and the search never ends. The still water allows for reflection on happy memories and strengthens hope for the future. The messages displayed on the tree’s branches remind families that they are not alone. The calm meadow planting provides relief from the ambiguous sense of both hope and loss, represented by the darker planting.