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Show Gardens

The garden is a space for a young, environmentally conscious family to escape the whirlwind of everyday life. There are areas for growing and eating your own produce. Playing and learning about nature, with habitat creation designed into the various elements of the garden.

The hectic nature of the modern world can lead to increasing levels of stress and anxiety for children and adults alike. This space allows a family to come together and connect with nature, to listen to birdsong, to grow and eat a fresh tomato.

At a glance:

Who is this garden for? 
A family​.
Where is the garden set?  
Who or what is the design inspiration?
Native wild spaces combined with cottage kitchen gardens​.

This garden demonstrates the beauty and benefits of planting and constructing with nature in mind from the use of local, native wildflowers to sculptural log piles.

With thanks to: Judith Needham & Strulch

Key sustainability points:

  • The garden build will be cement-free.
  • All plants used in this design have been grown in peat-free compost.
  • The design embraces upcycling and reusing products, including using reclaimed hard landscaping materials.

Repurposing and relocation:

The entire build process has been designed with zero wastage in mind with all materials being repurposed as part of a children’s mental health and wellbeing garden at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital following the Festival.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.