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‘Sunshine Garden’ to be dedicated to Dianne Oxberry at Tatton Flower Show


A garden designed in memory of BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry is to be featured at the annual RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.

The North West Tonight and Inside Out presenter, who lived in Sale in Greater Manchester, died from ovarian cancer at the age of 51 in January.

The Sunshine Garden is being designed for the show by award-winning Lancashire gardener Lee Burkhill. Oxberry’s husband Ian Hindle said the theme was “absolutely fantastic” as “she was always bright and cheerful”.

“The outdoors is where Dianne really thrived, she enjoyed going for walks with the dogs, or riding a horse or just going out with the family,” he added.

“The sunshine garden is a fantastic tribute to her and will hopefully brighten up the lives of everybody but especially those who might be suffering from cancer.”

Following the flower show at the Cheshire site in July, the garden will be donated to a cancer charity as part of a BBC North West Tonight competition which launched during Friday’s programme.

Earlier this month, Hindle set up the Dianne Oxberry Trust to raise awareness of the “silent killer” and said the “overwhelming” outpouring of love and affection after the presenter’s death inspired the ovarian cancer charity in her name.

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