Silva Timber Supports Meningitis Now Show Garden With Timber for Survivors Sculptures

Silva Timber are proud to support John Everiss, in his Chelsea Flower Show garden design for Meningitis Now, by providing timber for the sculptures featured.

The garden has been designed to show the journey of five young people through their Meningitis diagnosis, and each person will be featured in the design as a timber sculpture.


Silva Timber are machining a number of Western Red Cedar boards in different profiles and creating specific lengths which, when laminated together, will provide the starting block for the sculptures.

The young people featured in the garden have had a 3D scan taken, so the sculptures will be a very close likeness to them, emphasising their stories to visitors of the show and raising awareness of the lasting effects of Meningitis.

Meningitis Now needed the garden to highlight that the disease still has a high mortality rate, which has been built into the design by showing a child passing through a wall representing the disease, but not emerging from the other side.

The continual support provided by Meningitis Now is invaluable. Lauren Booth and Louise Greer whose sculptures feature in the garden, are both hoping to be part of the Paralympics with support from the charity.

Photographer: David Bartholomew