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Places of Change

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Sponsored by
Homes & Communities Agency, Communities & Local Government, London Employer Accord
Designed by
Paul Stone in partnership with Roderick James Architects LLP, Architecture sans Frontières-UK, BCHA (Bournemouth), Crisis Skylight (London), Look Ahead (London), Noah Enterprises (Luton), Providence Row (London), Supported Housing for
Built by
Teams of individuals from homelessness services and ex-offenders from across England & Wales
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At 590 square metres, Places of Change is the largest show garden ever at Chelsea.

Created in collaboration with some of the most socially excluded people in our society, this garden features a series of achievements in horticulture, garden design and construction. Zones such as Crops & Food, Floristry & Leisure and Medicine & Health act as metaphors for the perceptions and activities that shape our society.

Our story is relevant to everyone, showing how positive involvement in horticulture can engage people in learning and skills development and help them to make lasting changes to their lives.

Expert commentary by Chris Young & Phil Clayton, The Garden magazine

The whole thing looks jaunty and fun, and contains lots of different ideas, the most interesting being the greenhouse made out of old plastic bottles. There is a wooden sculpture area at the back with a turf roof, and a wooden timber edge holds the banks back, which gives a natural sustainable feel. Raised beds mix ornamentals with edibles.

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 Video diary

Follow Paul Stone’s video diary as he relates his experience of getting Places of Change ready for Chelsea.

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