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Rethink Mental Illness

 

“Fothergill’s have been great from start to finish, helping us put together the seed packets for our ‘Nurture your Nature’ campaign to encourage gardening for mental wellbeing. The customer service was great and they have been there to guide us through the process when we needed them. We’ve been offering the seeds to our new donors, and giving them to our own support and service groups to help with gardening projects for people affected by mental illness and their carers.  The packets look great, they’ve been really popular!”
Fiona Magor
Individual Giving and Events Manager
Rethink Mental Illness

 

Shortcross Gin

Shortcross Gin

     Shortcross Gin is “Gin of the Month” in March 2016 with the esteemed gin lovers members club – Craft Gin Club.  We wanted to offer members something a little bit different and we thought what better than to offer them the option to “Grow your own Garnish”.       The cocktail scene has definitely followed the food scene and provenance and traceability of ingredients are certainly becoming more important in the world of mixology.  As discerning gin drinkers, we knew Craft Gin Club members would want to get involved in growing edible flowers for their Shortcross creations. 

      The flowers we chose from Mr Fothergills were to compliment the aesthetic nature of our Shortcross Gin cocktails and to compliment the foraged ingredients in our gin.  Our special edition “wild clover” gin is particularly green and floral and we found that the viola’s complimented it particularly well.

      Maria and Amanda at Mr Fothergills were particularly helpful in selecting the flowers and making the process smooth and enjoyable – in a particularly busy and otherwise hectic period here at Shortcross HQ!

We can’t wait to see the results of the beautiful viola’s in bloom!

 

Alzheimers Awareness Packets

Alzheimers Awareness Packets

Catalyst on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society approached us to produce a promotional paper packet to help raise awareness of the disease. The Forget Me Not flower being their symbol of choice for dementia. The promotion was launched in 2011 and still on-going

Love the Plot You’ve Got!

Love the Plot You’ve Got!

The innovative Love the Plot You’ve Got campaign, managed by The Garden Industry Marketing Board, launched in 2015 was designed to encourage people to get out and enjoy their gardens, backyards or balconies. Aimed at consumers in their 30s and 40s who are not heavily engaged in gardening, to encourage them to make the most of their outdoor space, whether for rest, relaxation, socialising or having fun with the family.