Community | Salford Mental Health Charity to feature at Tatton Flower Show

START, a mental health charity celebrating 25 years of working in Salford have been chosen to feature in this year’s RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park from 18th – 22nd July 2018.

START will be part of ‘The Bus Stop Boulevard’, a street scene lined with upcycled bus stops, with the charity’s design ‘The Buzz Stop’ inspired by the powerful symbol of the Manchester Bee.

The Bus Stop Boulevard, supported by Bruntwood aims to champion greening and growing in an effort to create healthier and more sustainable cities. The RHS  have partnered with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) for the second year and selected four finalists from across Greater Manchester to design planted-up bus stops as part of the 25m long Bus Stop Boulevard.

START are proud to have been chosen for this opportunity and staff and volunteers have been working hard to pull their ‘Buzz Stop’ vision together.

Ben Thomas of START Creative comments: “There are over 250 types of bee in Britain, all with slightly different characteristics.

The Buzz Stop is a place for them to meet up, stay over and stock up on pollen! Our design will be filled with pollinator- friendly plants, honeycomb and beehive-inspired planters and structures made from Manchester larch, and will hopefully be a hive of activity during the show for both bees and the public. We really are buzzin’!”

The mental health charity will also be showing visitors to ‘The Buzz Stop’ how to improve their own ‘Well-Beeing,’ encouraging people to Connect, Be Active, Take notice, Keep Learning and Give.

For more information visit their website here.