About The Garden
This year we are pleased to invite you to visit our unique virtual community garden and you are all welcome. A garden of remembrance, a garden of resilience, a garden for reflection and a garden to share openly and comfortably about suicide.
The virtual garden provides a unique way for Australians to support mental health, be an advocate for suicide prevention and pay their respects to those lost to suicide from the comfort of their own home. Here you can plant a flower, hold a personal silence, smile or shed a tear knowing you are amongst friends.
Whilst some may not be able to share the warmth of connection face to face we hope this garden will be a place to come together, united in knowing you are not alone.
How It Works
2. Pick A Flower
IN MEMORY OF
A flower for someone lost to suicide, loved and remembered. A reflection on a life lost to suicide and the pain for those left behind.
Description: A long flowering tuftie with grass-like shoots, long slender leaves producing masses of pale blue-purple, iris-like flowers in spring-summer.
AN ADVOCATE FOR MENTAL HEALTH & SUICIDE PREVENTION
A flower of support, a promise of connection. In recognition of the role we play in supporting people in crisis and preventing suicide.
Description: large golden-yellow flowers bloom for most of the year amongst dark glossy leaves. The vivid flower adds vibrancy to gardens.
NEW FLOWER FOR 2021
CREATING HOPE THROUGH ACTION
Description: The waratah has a vibrant crimson flowerhead and blossoms in spring
FOR LIVED EXPERIENCE
A flower to spare, a story to share. A journey shared. The voice of lived experience can offer hope to others.
Description: Compact shrub with pom-pom blooms that flower from the end of each shoot in spring-summer.
IN SUPPORT OF AUSTRALIANS CURRENTLY IN NEED OF HELP
A flower of commitment to bring hope and help to people in a dark place. To ensure that all Australians experiencing emotional distress have access to 24 hours crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Description: Grey-green slender foliage arranged in whirls on the stem. White flowers are produced year-round but especially in spring.
3. Leave A Message
Write a digital dedication for someone or share your story
Write a personal message to share, reflect, remember and recognise…
4. Setup A Donation
Donate to Lifeline so that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone. And don't forget to share this with your family and friends.