Designers need crowds to fund their garden project

Two young gardeners from Wellingborough have been chosen to create a garden for the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Malvern Spring Festival, and are asking people to donate to cover their costs and create a sense of community.

Caitlin and Tessa McLaughlin have been accepted to create an educational, scientific show garden for the festival in May, and are using crowd funding to raise the money for the project.

They have budgeted £7,000 to cover all the costs, ranging from plants to labour, and are close to the £4,000 mark. Crowd funding rewards sponsors with something in return for their donations, starting from just £1. To donate go to