St Richard’s Celebration Garden Sponsorship

We have been on our best 'beehive-iour' keeping this quiet! We are so excited to be sponsoring the Celebration Garden for St Richard’s Hospice. The team at St Richard’s cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days, as well as supporting their loved ones.

Join us and St Richard’s Hospice to create a stunning colony of bee sculptures taking flight in Worcester this summer in a Celebration Garden and raise much needed funds at the same time.

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.

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

Donors will be invited to collect their 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-metre-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.

You can also celebrate or remember someone online in St Richard’s 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. 

To find out more about the Celebration Gardens, please visit

We have also provided our mailing services for St Richard’s Celebration Garden Appeal. The mailing consists of an extended A4 letter with a donation form at the bottom of the page and a BRE for recipients to reply back with their donations.

Want to create a mailing similar to St Richard’s? Please email us at or call us on 01905 621 118 to discuss further.