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The Royal Bank of Canada with the RBC New Wild Garden

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RBC New Wild Garden

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Sponsored by
Royal Bank of Canada
Designed by
Nigel Dunnett & The Landscape Agency
Built by
Landform Consultants
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www.rbc.com

A striking garden studio with habitat walls and a green roof, created from a refurbished shipping container, forms the centrepiece of this garden. The studio sits within waves of colourful, impressionistic and naturalistic planting. This is the first full-size rain garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The garden combines ecological awareness with an artistic and sculptural use of materials, and the theme of sustainability runs through the design. Reflective pools capture rainwater and sculptural dry stone walls present ever-changing views. The garden takes inspiration from the planting ideas of Victorian horticulturist William Robinson and a fresh look at the quality and craftsmanship of the Arts and Crafts movement to create this forward-looking Wild Garden.
 

Expert commentary by Chris Young - Editor of The Garden

A great garden, showing just what can be done in a small area just 10 x 12m square metres (33 x 39 square foot); re-using an old shipping container as an outdoor room, a green roof for wildlife and reflective pools that capture rainwater.

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