A CREMATORIUM in Barrhead is set to be the beneficiary of a gold-medal-winning garden.

Trees, hedging and landscape features from RHS Chelsea Flower Show's "A Life Worth Living Garden” by Myeloma UK will be permanently moved to The Hurlet Crematorium this week.

The garden, which was designed by Chris Beardshaw, a distinguished 10-time RHS Chelsea gold medallist, will become part of The Hurlet’s memorial garden.

David McNaughton, manager of the Hurlet Crematorium, said: “We are truly honoured to have been chosen as recipients of the hero trees, hedging and landscape garden features.

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“This accolade underscores our deep-rooted commitment to environmental stewardship and the creation of unique and tranquil memorial spaces within our award-winning facility.

“We are confident that our ongoing efforts will not only enhance our site but also contribute positively to the overall ecosystem, fostering a sustainable and thriving environment for generations to come."

The garden was inspired by the stories of individuals living with incurable blood cancer myeloma and aims to raise awareness of the disease and support affected individuals.

The garden was made possible through a generous donation by Project Giving Back.

Dr Sophie Castell, CEO of Myeloma UK, said: “I am so delighted that we have been able to gift these trees to The Hurlet Crematorium so that more people can benefit from their beauty.

“This will be a wonderful legacy for the Myeloma UK – A Life Worth Living Garden.

“People with myeloma have told us how much joy and solace they get from being in nature, and it’s wonderful that we have been able to bring a piece of Chelsea to The Hurlet and the wider community.”