The St Mungo’s Putting Down Roots Garden

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This urban pocket park embodies the ethos of
St Mungo’s Putting Down Roots programme, which has helped people recovering from homelessness to gain confidence and grow their skills, and to rebuild their lives through gardening.

It is designed as an inclusive place, bringing people and plants together, highlighting the ways in which green spaces provide personal and social, health and wellbeing benefits. It celebrates 10 years of St Mungo’s Putting Down Roots and Cityscapes working collaboratively to transform lives, communities and places.

Located in a shady aspect, the planting focuses on layered plant communities with green textural foliage punctuated with floral accents of colour, bestowing the garden with a sense of tranquility, contrasting with the vibrant colours woven throughout the hard landscaping, made from reclaimed and recycled materials. Large planters throughout the garden provide a sense of height and enclosure, creating an immersive and safe experience for users. A pavilion structure and seating provide opportunities for dwelling and respite from the pressures of city life.

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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.