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Bid for Chelsea History with the Wessex Cancer Trust Auction (Archive)

** Auction now closed! Thank you to those who contributed, helping raise more than £500 for Wessex Cancer Trust **


Would you like to own a piece of Chelsea history, at the same time as raising valuable funds for Wessex Cancer Trust?

Take part in the Wessex Cancer Trust charity auction and bid for one of thirteen beautifully framed signed tags and certificates, shared by a number of famous individuals. Each signed tag and certificate showcases a treasured gardening memory, shared during RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017.

Lots for you to bid on include:

Alan Titchmarsh
Dame Judi Dench
Joanna Lumley
Piers Morgan
Jo Whiley
Nigel Slater
Matt Baker
Alex Jones
Carol Klein
Anton du Beke
Ainsley Harriott
Nigel Havers
Cerys Matthews

The auction is open for bids from Friday 6th to Monday 16th October 2017. To bid, simply visit Wessex Cancer Trust’s dedicated eBay auction pages, accessible via

The online auction is the result of a successful ‘Memory Tree’ project by Hillier Nurseries at Chelsea 2017. Hillier has exhibited at Chelsea for almost a century and has a record-breaking 72 gold medals. With so many amazing memories connected to the show, the ‘Memory Tree’ was created so visitors at the 2017 show could share their treasured garden memories too.

Alan Titchmarsh signs the very first tag at the Hillier stand on Press Day at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Throughout the show, hundreds of memories were left by visitors, including these special ones to be auctioned on behalf of Hillier’s charity partner, Wessex Cancer Trust.

One of the framed lots, complete with memory, certificate and signed tag (featured memory and signed tag by Dame Judi Dench)

Wessex Cancer Trust, based in the south of England, helps and supports anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis – regardless of age, gender or type of cancer they have – during diagnosis, treatment, recovery, remission or end life.

Chelsea 2017 Memory Book

Alongside the auction, Hillier has also launched a digital copy of the book of memories collected at Chelsea 2017.

The interactive book replicates the memories that were shared at Chelsea as well as showcasing photos of this year’s award-winning garden, with an introduction from Chairman Robert Hillier.

View it here.


Place your bid today and follow the auction on eBay to make sure you don’t miss out!

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