PIER at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

Petrus had a garden at the 2019's Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park

Volunteers at Tatton Park

The garden, called Petrus' Paradise, had been designed by a team of staff, volunteers and services users from PIER who wanted the garden to reflect a service user's journey through life with Petrus.

The garden was sponsored by Guinness PartnershipM&Y Maintenance and ConstructionRochdale Rotary Club and Rochdale Borough Council.

The garden was a huge success as Petrus was awarded the Silver Medal and also won the People's Choice Award!

It was a fantastic opportunity for Petrus’ service users and volunteers to show what they have done and achieved.

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Petrus' Paradise shelter 2

Service users chose Persian paradise as the theme and wanted it to include key features, such as water, mosaics, symmetry, geometrics and a sheltered area, all of which mean something to them. It offers a sense of safety, respite, sanctuary, peace and relaxation.

Petrus’ Paradise represented the hard work and dedication of Petrus’ service users, who all have multiple and complex needs and have experienced homelessness at some point in their life. Service users had drawn on their past experiences in the hope that the garden would challenge negative stereotypes associated with homelessness.

Petrus' Paradise 2

You can help Petrus to end homelessness.


Petrus is a charity and relies on your generosity to help support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

By donating to Petrus you can help us to provide innovative services like PIER, which helps services users to move on and start their journey to recovery.

You can donate to Petrus on Just Giving.

Dermot a volunteer at PIER

The volunteers and service users

Petrus' Paradise is unique as it has been designed by a team of Petrus staff, service users and volunteers.

Some of the service users and volunteers will be working at Tatton throughout the build and Show Days. 

Read some of Petrus' service user's and volunteers' stories:

Meet Ken, a PIER volunteer

"Life's too short to be miserable"

"Petrus is one big happy family"

We spoke to some of our staff and volunteers about what winning the Silver Medal means to them

 

Our plant list

Here is a list of plants used in Petrus' Paradise:

  • Agapanthus enigma
  • Agapanthus twister
  • Festuca glauca blue fox
  • Geranium Rozanne
  • Rosemary prostrateus
  • Liatris private alba
  • Salvia main acht
  • Salvia caradonna
  • Stipa tenuissima
  • Veronica first lady
  • Veronica astrum
  • Allium sphaerocehalon
  • Amaranthus
  • Ageratum high tide
  • Hyssop officinalis
  • Lavender munstead
  • Bay laurel
  • Chromium
  • Jasmine
  • Various Apple trees
  • Agapanthus enigma
  • Agapanthus twister
  • Festuca glauca blue fox
  • Geranium Rozanne
  • Rosemary prostrateus
  • Liatris private alba
  • Salvia main acht
  • Salvia caradonna
  • Stipa tenuissima
  • Veronica first lady
  • Veronica astrum
  • Allium sphaerocehalon
  • Amaranthus
  • Ageratum high tide
  • Hyssop officinalis
  • Lavender munstead
  • Bay laurel
  • Phormium
  • Jasmine
  • Various Apple trees

Our sponsors

We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors who have made this incredible opportunity a reality

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Wates Group logo

The Guinness Partnership and Wates Group

"The Guinness Partnership is delighted to be working with Petrus and supporting this community garden. This is a great opportunity for Guinness customers to get involved, whether it is being part of the creative workshops in the run up to the show, or designing and planting a garden that so many people will be able to enjoy. The garden reflects our vision of partnership working in the community, our focus on green estates, and giving our customers great places to live".

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M&Y Maintenance and Construction

"M&Y Maintenance and Construction has worked with Petrus for a number of years, carrying out refurbishment work to the Petrus Hub and donating a vehicle to Petrus Community. We are delighted to be able to support Petrus PIER with their garden at Tatton Park this year. I’m sure it will be a huge success".

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Rochdale Council

"We’re proud to support this exciting project by Petrus, who work closely with the council to help support the homeless across Rochdale borough and change their lives for the better. Our team will be onsite in July to help service users put together this ambitious display which we’re sure will make waves far beyond  our borough".

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Rochdale Rotary Club

"The Rochdale Rotary Club has supported Petrus over many years and is delighted that its PIER project is doing a large show garden at Tatton. The PIER garden in Rochdale has been a great success, helping many of our homeless in their path back to a healthy life".

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The Regenda Group

 Petrus would also like to thank The Regenda Group who has provided support and assistance throughout this project.