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Climate Calm Garden

Southern Water, Thames Water, South East Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water

Climate Calm Garden

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    Southern Water, Thames Water, South East Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water

    • Bronze medal winner

  • Nicholas Dexter
    Designed by Nicholas Dexter
  • Built by Antony Ashbee Landscapes
  • Current rating 4.4 (35 ratings)

This garden is a response to the effects of climate change in the water-stressed South East. The garden reflects the cracks in the earth produced by prolonged dry weather and offers a dynamic method of irrigation, with rainwater collected in a water butt and upper pool. Natural hedging and trees add structure and shade to this otherwise wild garden, which acts as a haven for wildlife and has a minimal carbon footprint.

The planting is based on steppe planting in Eastern European plains; it is tough enough to tolerate temperatures which may become more typical in the UK.

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