Blooming marvellous!

Five-time Chelsea Flower Show Award winner, Anthony de Grey, opened up his garden again this year, to sell a variety of 'Unusual, Interesting and Useful plants' in aid of Brain Research UK.


Anthony is following in the footsteps of his mother, who raised money for Brain Research UK through plant sales for many years after her husband died of motor neurone disease.

Anthony decided to carry on the tradition. ‘I am supporting Brain Research UK as my father died aged only 61 from motor neurone disease, so I have first-hand experience of what a horrific affliction it is.’

Find out more: Motor neurone disease

Brain Research UK's Head of Fundraising, Pippa Ball, went along to this year's sale: "I was so thrilled to go along to Anthony's sale this year and see for myself his beautiful garden and the spectacular display of wonderful plants on sale. He raised £4,047 from this year's sale alone, this is a huge contribution towards our research."

This year's sale brings the total funds raised through Anthony's plant sales to almost £9,000, a massive contribution towards our ongoing programme of research.

We are enormously grateful to Anthony for holding these wonderful sales to support much-needed brain research. Many thanks also to Anthony's wife, Ruth, and their neighbours and friends for their help with the sale, and to Balham Daily PRSS for the photos.  

Find out about the research we are funding, with the support of people like Anthony.  

If you would like to organise your own event to raise funds for brain research, find out how to request a fundraising pack.