Silver award for Flower Show Dyslexia Garden


The Dyslexia Innovators group have won a Silver Award for their special dyslexia show garden at Southport Flower Show.

The garden, titled ‘Pathways to Dyslexia’, has been funded by an Awards for All Lottery Grant and designed by the Liverpool group. It showcases the abilities of dyslexic landscape gardener Collin Abram.

Colin said: “We’re delighted to win this award and our garden highlights the skills, abilities and experience of dyslexic people. It shows that adults with dyslexia can achieve great things, not despite their disability, but because of it.”

The group, based in Liverpool, aims to bring adults with dyslexia together to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and social isolation and promote networks of support through wellbeing events.

Colin continued: “The garden explains the journey of a dyslexic person, from the early struggles through education, to diagnosis and the insight and freedom which a diagnosis of dyslexia can bring.

“The right of the garden represents life post-diagnosis. A bust of Einstein, by dyslexic artist Paul Jordan, highlights the innovative thinking of dyslexic people.

“The pergola structure with a wheelbarrow swing highlights the novel perspectives which dyslexic people can bring – turning an everyday object into something unexpected and useful.”

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