BBC’s Instant Gardener launches Rose for Hope

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TV gardener Danny Clarke has launched our Rose for Hope to help raise vital funds for a cause close to his heart.

Danny, also known as the Black Gardener who shot to fame in 2015 as BBC’s Instant Gardener, joined gardening enthusiasts at the launch event at Burston Garden Centre in St Albans on Friday 24th March.

The repeat-flowering floribunda Rose for Hope has deep yellow flowers and is being sold in a pink pot.  A minimum £1 from the sale of each plant, which is being stocked at garden centres across the UK, will be donated to Brain Tumour Research.

Danny lost his sister Margot McLellan to a glioblastoma (GBM). He said: “I don’t want other families to have to go through that and know the key lies in research. Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet, historically, just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease. This has to change.”

Burston’s support of the charity comes after the owners’ grandson, Shay Emerton (pictured right, with Danny), was diagnosed with a grade 2 glioma in 2021.

Shay’s mum, Dawn Emerton, said: “The Burston family is proud to be part of the launch of this very beautiful rose which we believe will bring much pleasure to our customers whilst also supporting Brain Tumour Research in its continued efforts to fund research and find a cure for all brain tumours.”

To see the full list of garden centres stocking the Rose for Hope, click here.

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