AN NSPCC-DESIGNED garden won a gold award at the Harrogate Flower Show.

Designed exclusively for the NSPCC by Susanne Guthrie, the garden was inspired by a child’s journey with the NSPCC.

Roxy, a newly-restored 1966 VW camper van, took centre stage in the NSPCC show garden which took visitors on a journey that began in a world where a child is scared and has no one to turn to.

An uneven rocky path and tall dark planting dominate to represent how a child might struggle to find help. Moving through the garden, the path splits off into two directions, towards the Full Stop lawn and around the edge of the garden.

Elaine Kaye, NSPCC community fundraising manager, said: “The Wishes for Childhood Garden is a wonderful display to represent the work of the NSPCC and we are delighted that it has won a gold award.”