Garden at Chelsea for Seaford based charity

Sight Loss is the theme of the first garden entered into the RHS Chelsea Flower Show by SeeAbility, which has residential homes in Seaford.

Supported by Coutts, the private bank and wealth manager, the SeeAbility Garden aims to inspire people to think about the impact of a visual impairment.

It will highlight sight conditions and express them through its design and a range of materials and planting.

The garden’s message will focus on enriching life through maximising limited vision and other senses.

Fiona Grafton, registered manager of SeeAbility’s Applewood service, said: “It’s great that SeeAbility will be at the Chelsea Flower Show.

“The garden will be a tremendous opportunity for SeeAbility to raise awareness about our specialist work with people who have sight loss and multiple disabilities.

“Many of the people we support enjoy our garden which provides an opportunity to appreciate different sensory experiences.”

SeeAbility’s Barclay House and Applewood residential homes in Seaford offer support to people with a visual impairment and additional disabilities to help them develop life skills for greater independence and quality of life.

SeeAbility’s Bradbury Centre in Seaford provides an activity and leisure service giving educational and vocational training to maximise opportunities for work experience.

SeeAbility was founded more than 200 years ago and was formerly known as the Royal School for the Blind.

Coutts is working with SeeAbility due to its support of environmental and social investment and charities.