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We are delighted that you visited our garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We are honoured to have showcased our wonderful garden, highlighting the work we do to support current RAF personnel, veterans and their families. 

If you missed picking up a copy of our brochure on the day, don’t worry! Our digital copy tells you all you need to know about the design of our garden, the sculpture and our plans for the garden after the show.

Garden Brochure

Who is our garden designer?

Our RHS award-winning garden designer and sculptor John Everiss has an incredible connection to the RAF through his father Stan’s service during the Second World War. Stan Everiss was a navigator in Stirling bombers, and survived being shot down over occupied France in 1943. After being hidden by local resistance fighters he was eventually guided over the Pyrenees and eventually reunited with his family.

Find out more

All the plants used in our garden were selected by our multi-award winning garden designer John Everiss and planted by Rossana Porta. See our plant list and why not check out some top gardening tips?

Who do the RAF Benevolent Fund support?

At the RAF Benevolent Fund, we provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving RAF personnel and their families. We can support those in the RAF Family throughout their life; however big or small, we provide a tailor-made approach to each individual situation. From confidential counselling and mobility aids to financial grants, we offer a range of support. 

Who we help

Amileigh and John discussed their love for gardening and how it helps with their mental health

"Gardening provides me with an escape from the real world"

Keen gardener Amileigh Salt, based at RAF Leeming, met garden designer of the RHS Chelsea RAF Benevolent Fund Garden, John Everiss, at the station’s Polytunnels. They…

4 April 2022
Stu Robinson nursery

RAF Benevolent Fund ambassador gets green-fingered for Chelsea Flower Show

Stuart Robinson, from Carnforth in Lancaster, met with garden designer John Everiss to choose flowers and plant seeds for the RAF Benevolent Fund garden, due to be…

13 April 2022
Andrew Harrop

I would be lost and alone without the Fund

Falklands war veteran Andrew (Harry) Harrop left the Royal Air Force in 1988 when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The RAF Benevolent Fund has been by his side…

18 February 2021

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Please donate today to help us to continue being there for those in our RAF Family in need of support.