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Derby College: Find Yourself…Lost in the Moment

Show Gardens

The inspiration for this year’s garden comes from the physical and mental health benefits of volunteer gardening and the opportunities that it can create.

Our garden is designed to be a calming and inspiring space for volunteers and the public alike to ‘lose themselves in the present moment’.

A spiral theme runs through the garden in the form of locally-made sculptures and a large wooden patio area, signifying people’s total absorption in gardening and the mindful feelings that it can foster.

Vertical sleepers around the edges of the garden demonstrate the diverse range of skills that volunteers can bring to horticulture, varied paths leading into the garden represent their different backgrounds.

The paths arrive at a central relaxing area that features glass inlaid wooden setts in a large spiral and casual contemporary outdoor bean bags.

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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.