The Sunflower Healing Garden

A symbol of hope and healing for all

We invite you to join in with this wonderful global initiative and grow a sunflower in support of Hope and Healing. Together, let us create a global Sunflower Healing Garden so these sunny blooms can be enjoyed by all in their local area and heartened by knowing what they represent.

At the start of Healing Awareness Week, on May 4th 2020, the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary with the Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust were pleased to launch the creation of a Sunflower Healing Garden in the beautiful grounds of the Sanctuary at Burrows Lea. Sunflowers are a universal symbol of hope, joy and healing. In these strange times it is our wish that the garden is seen by all as a symbol of hope and healing. A source of upliftment, not only because of what they represent, but also because of how good they are for the Earth and wildlife.

We are inspired by the wonderful work of Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust.  This garden recognises our links with them and the work the charity does supporting paid healers in the NHS. An initiative we support and want to develop further to support patients, their families and medical staff in the NHS, carers and those worldwide, working for our benefit. This garden is to honour them all.

As it grows, we will share the garden with you. here and via the Healer. Our hope is that when in full bloom visitors, will be able to come and see them.  

As the concept of the garden grew, excuse the pun! we thought, wouldn’t it be wonderful if it is not only in the Sanctuary grounds, but also in yours and your neighbourhood.  

Now, our hope is that as many people as possible will join in with this initiative and plant these sunny beacons, signifying hope and healing for us all. Whether you are at home, a charity, business, or other organisation and feel inspired to join in, please do.  

Together, we can create hope and healing. Share your pictures of these magnificent blooms on social media and with us, from a solitary bloom to a mass planting.  Let us light up the world with sunflowers. So, get your gardening implements out, and a packet of seeds, there are some seventy varieties, so let us see if we can plant them all.

The actor Helen Mirren, summed the sunflower up in these words:

“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.”

Here Comes The Sun - Sung by Grainne Barton

Watch a special cover of this classic song, sung by our lovely trustee Grainne.

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Sunflower Healing Garden Facebook Group

Passing the sunshine around, all welcome to join in. How do I participate? Grow or show sunflowers in any which way you want so together we brighten our world with these bonnie blooms - signifying hope, joy and healing for all. Great for the environment too.

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