The RSPCA Garden

Sanctuary Gardens
In the corner of the garden sits a contemporary structure akin to a wildlife observation hide, enabling views out into the space. A natural stone feature wall, with contemporary bird nesting boxes forms the rear. Laser-cut Corten steel contains a modern interpretation of a ‘dead hedge’ made from recycled garden waste which serves as a habitat for birds, mammals and insects.

A rill, framed from recycled plastic, flows through the garden, creating movement and sound. It cascades into a pool, providing a spot for quiet contemplation, as well as a source of water for wildlife. The whole space is enclosed by hedging and a canopy of native trees and shrubs, essential for birds and wildlife.

Planting is naturalistic, in shades of green, whites and tones of RSPCA blue, with pollinator-friendly plants. By repurposing litter that’s harmed animals the charity rescues, the garden hopes to inspire visitors to mark the RSPCA’s 200th birthday by creating outdoor spaces for all creatures to share.

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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.