The Wilderness Foundation UK Garden

All About Plants

Meaningful interactions with nature and wild places invite a sense of awe and wonder. The Wilderness Foundation provides opportunities and experiences in such places that help transform lives and improve mental wellbeing. A key part of this is immersion, which forms the core of the garden's concept.

Inspired by plant communities in native Japanese forests, this sense of green immersion has been heightened by lifting the planting and intersecting a path through it. The charred timber walkway enables visitors to the garden to engage with the predominately green understorey. Two lichen-covered boulders protrude from the vegetation and into the path at the garden’s centre. They provide a place to sit and experience the positive impact of the Foundation’s work through the collective power of plants.

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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.