Mementos such as marbles, buttons and over a hundred other curiosities are part of a special garden for Macmillan Cancer Support at this year's RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Designer Gary Bristow’s Macmillan Legacy Garden tells the story of a fictional couple and the legacy they left behind through objects they loved. It will be on display at the festival from May 9-12.

Gary said: “The memorabilia built into the garden tells the story of a fictional couple – one an artist and one a photographer – using objects from their lifetime’s collection. I wanted this garden to be an immersive celebration of life and to draw attention to the importance of legacies as a concept.”

"Macmillan is a charity that’s close to my heart because my grandmother received support from a Macmillan nurse in her last few weeks of life. The garden includes an area of white planting to represent the challenges of a cancer diagnosis, when life can seem to lose its colour. The garden develops into more colourful and tactile planting, expressing the warmth and energy Macmillan's support provides.”

RHS Malvern head of shows, Diana Walton, said: “In designing this garden Gary has created something that is both spectacular and sensitively encourages more openness about a difficult topic to help people in a positive way."