Erskine are proud and delighted to be the Official Charity Partner of the Ideal Home Show Scotland and create the Ideal Show Garden and Plant Market for their sixth year. Over the past five years, Erskine has taken us on a journey through the lives of those who have fought and served during war and conflict for our country, from the call to war from the backyard and through the trenches to honouring the home effort in the artificial limb workshops to the journey home.
This year, Erskine will take you back to the height of the First World War, when a hospital was set up to care for Scotland's injured and limbless soldiers returning from the frontline.The Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers was established by a pioneering Scottish surgeon from Glasgow University Sir William Macewen and Queen Victoria's fourth daughter, Princess Louise. It became a national institution, mending the lives of tens of thousands and continues to do so today, now known simply as Erskine.
The 2018 garden will commemorate the vital work pioneering the treatment and rehabilitation of Scotland's wounded. The Ideal Show Garden by Erskine will feature a replica nightingale ward, and gardens of the original Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers.
The Erskine plant market will also return as part of this feature, filled with a selection of plants and shrubbery with horticultural experts on hand to assist and inspire your summer garden.