The BBC One Show and RHS Garden of Hope

Feature Gardens

In more detail

  • An array of plants create interest, from low growing ferns and purple Ajuga to taller medlars and copper nut bushes, with pops of yellow flowers giving contrast
  • The water feature at the centre of the space acts as a calming focal point to the space, allowing for reflection and contemplation

About the garden

The BBC One Show and RHS Garden of Hope illustrates how gardening and growing plants provides hope and joy as we enjoy the fruits of our labour as our plants flourish and grow.  

Central to the design is a beautiful steam-bent wooden sculpture by Charlie Whinney, which twists and flows through the garden, incorporating seating areas, a child’s swing and creating the feeling of a big hug.

After the show, the garden will be relocated to the Mother and Baby Unit Rosewood, part of Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust, to provide a safe, beautiful sanctuary and a place of hope for the women and their babies to spend time in.

The planting has a natural feel, with a number of trees, some turning with autumnal colours, and areas of dense rich green planting at the front of the garden, becoming more colourful further back. As a symbol of how a garden both feeds the soul and our bodies, a selection of edible plants are also included.

The BBC One Show and RHS Garden of Hope illustrates how growing plants helps provide hope for the future and makes the world a greener and more beautiful place.

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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.