Celebration Garden 2021

Bee part of the buzz this summer and join the community in creating our Celebration Garden

Join us to create a stunning colony of bee sculptures taking flight in Worcester this summer in a Celebration Garden raising funds for our care.

One thousand intricately painted, hand-crafted bees will create a buzz when they are displayed in the garden of The Hive, Worcester from 20 August until 2 September 2021.

The unique display of beautiful bees follows the success of St Richard’s previous Celebration Gardens of forget-me-nots, snowdrops and dragonflies. Each bee is uniquely commissioned from craftsman Ed Alvis of Metal Art UK, at his workshop near Evesham. 

So why not ‘bee inspired’ and celebrate or remember someone or something special with one of the beautiful bees in the display, which you can later take home as a keepsake or a gift. Please fill in the below form to secure your physical bee sculpture.

Contributions to help create this sculpture installation will help fund our care of patients, their loved ones and the bereaved in Worcestershire.

“The bees will create a memorable and stunning garden which will be an ideal focal point for celebration and reflection.  We felt bees would be particularly appropriate this year as they work together as a community – just as the people of Worcestershire have done over the last months, supporting each other and the hospice to continue to care.”

Tricia Cavell, Fundraising Director

Donors will be invited to collect a bee from the Hive on 2 September 2021, collect from the hospice (14 September 2021) or via post (£6 postage) after the installation is dismantled.

Along with 1,000 bees the garden will host five unique sculptures made from recycled metals by Ed Alvis. Each two meter high flower sculpture is set on Cotswold stone. The bee creator, Ed Alvis, is well known from his appearances on television’s Scrap Kings for the Quest channel and has a personal connection with the hospice.

Virtual Bee

You can also celebrate or remember someone online in our virtual garden.  Once you have made your donation for a virtual bee, you can share it with your family and friends across social media or send them buzzing anywhere in the world via email.  Please note donations made on this page will secure a virtual bee only.

Please fill in the donation form below to secure your bee sculpture.

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Important Information

Terms and Conditions

  • I have read and understood the following terms and conditions.
    • St Richard’s Hospice has the right to decline any donation.
    • Large bees are only available for sponsorship and will not be supplied for a donation.
    • Only new personal and company donations outside of events and collections are permissible. We cannot back date donations
    • St Richard’s has the right to alter the installation or removal date in line with operational hospice needs.
    • Supporters indicate how they wish to receive their bee, to change this please contact
    • In exception circumstances St Richard’s Hospice has the right to relocate the installation to another appropriate site.
    • If you donate via our virtual garden you will not receive a handmade bee.
    • If you request the bee to be sent by post, this will be via Royal Mail or similar services as arranged by the hospice. The postage will be standard 2nd
    • If however, you fail to do so then we will contact you to take payment of £6 to cover postage and admin costs, as we are unable to store the bees at the hospice.
  • Useful Information
    • The bees are individually handmade and are approx. 11cm across and 60cm in length.