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Dianne Oxberry: RHS sunshine garden to honour BBC presenter

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A garden designed in memory of BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry is to go on show at an annual RHS Flower Show.

The former Radio 1 host died from ovarian cancer aged 51 at the Christie Hospital in Manchester in January.

The Sunshine Garden is being designed for the show at Tatton Park in Cheshire 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".

He added: "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.

"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 in July, the garden will be donated to a cancer charity as part of a BBC North West Tonight competition which is launching during Friday's 18:30 BST programme.

Earlier this month, Mr Hindle set up the Dianne Oxberry Trust to raise awareness of the "silent killer".

He 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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