Chelsea Flower Show – allergy free

Chelsea Flower Show – allergy free

Hayfever sufferers benefit from allergy free garden at this years’ Chelsea Flower Show

Great news for hayfever sufferers! – An allergen free garden has been launched at this years’ Chelsea Flower Show.

The garden was designed for students at the University of Worcester. It features flowers which only release a small amount of pollen into the air including peonies and irises.

The designer, Olivia Kirk, said she had tried to create a beautiful, low allergen garden where people who suffered from pollen related allergies, like hayfever, could enjoy being outdoors.

She said: “The trick with low-allergen gardens is to avoid plants which are wind-pollinated as they tend to have more and lighter pollen, sy'n aros yn yr awyr yn haws. "

The garden will be moved to the NPARU at the Univeristy when the show ends. Mae'r Uned Aerobiology Pollen a Chenedlaethol (NPARU) is part of the University. A recent study by Professor Jean Emberlin at the NPARU found that HayMax nose balm traps 98% more pollen than an uncoated nostril.