Royal Trinity Hospice has partnered with students from London College of Fashion to create a striking garden-themed window display for its Clapham High Street shop. The window will be displayed from 13 - 19 June 2016 to promote Trinity’s upcoming Open Garden Squares Weekend (18 - 19 June 2016) in which the public will have a rare opportunity to visit the two acre gardens.

To prepare for the project, the Fashion Illustration students visited Trinity’s award-winning gardens and met with Trinity’s Head Gardener to learn more about the garden and its crucial role in hospice care. The students then designed a stunning window incorporating decorated mannequins, digital prints, paper designs and a banner with a quote by Marcel Proust: 'Lets us be grateful to people who makes us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom’.

Head Gardener Terry Salter said, “We are delighted with the window, which captures beautifully the vibrant colours of the garden in summer. We are proud to have created a peaceful oasis in the heart of Clapham and hope as many of people as possible take the opportunity to visit for London Open Garden Squares weekend.”  Student Yotha Gustave said, “This experience has developed my abilities as an illustrator and pushed me beyond anything I have done. Every stage has been a learning curve and I have enjoyed every minute of it”.

Trinity's Clapham High Street shop is located at 124 Clapham High Street SW4 7UH. Trinity’s gardens, current holder of Best Hospice Garden in London, will be open between 11am and 5pm on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2016 at 30 Clapham Common North Side, SW4 0RN. Admission is £2.50 for adults and free for children. Light refreshments will be provided on the day and picnics are welcome. Trinity’s Head Gardener and team of gardening volunteers will be available to answer questions. Plants will be available for sale.

Thank you to London College of Fashion Media Department, in particular Justyna Mysior, Anastasia Graham and Nicky Munyama, for their support.