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The B&Q Garden

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Designed by
Laurie Chetwood & Patrick Collins (Chetwoods)
Built by
Willerby Landscapes
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The tallest-ever garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The B&Q Garden has been designed to encourage individuals and communities to develop sustainable food growing spaces and enhance urban greening, no matter what the size of their plot. One way B&Q is able to do this is through the introduction of the new Vertical Grow Box, now in store and helping the nation get to grips with vertical gardening.

Everything growing in the garden is edible. A potting shed incorporates composting, rainwater harvesting and storage, a thermal chimney, photovoltaic panels and a wind turbine.

The planting scheme features both ornamental and native species and demonstrates the diversity of our edible plants. It includes rhizomes, bulbs, leaves, flowers, fruit and seeds.
 

Expert commentary by Chris Young - Editor of The Garden

The tower is the element most people will talk about and rightly as it brings a new concept of planting and 'greening' to the city. The lower, ground-level planters that house the mix of ornamental planting and edible plants (including strawberries and thyme) are a really good addition to space - easy to use and great to look at.

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