The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC

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Did you know...

  • Trees take centre stage with Betula nigra and Amelanchier giving a genuine sense of maturity to the garden, allowing ground level planting to soften the rest of the space
  • Shrubs aren't always used to full effect in show gardens, so substantial rhododendrons and flowering Enkianthus add a great sense of visual drama to the garden
  • The rear of the garden has a different feel, with a calm and reflective water 'canal' bordering the side of the cedar wood pavilion

About the garden 

Designed to raise awareness of the work of the NSPCC, this garden’s design is a metaphor for the emotional transition that takes place in a child as they experience the positive impact of the NSPCC’s work. At the start of the garden the direction of the path in the woodland is unclear. As it turns a corner it leads to a more open and tranquil space, filled with soft, textured perennials. The path steps up onto a bespoke cedar wood pavilion, enclosed, at the rear, by a calm, reflective canal.

Looking out from the pavilion the space provides a safe and secure sensory environment. The garden includes a range of acid-loving woodland plants that display subtle textures, and there are splashes of blues, pinks and purples. A number of sculptural pieces are on show including a Kinetic Art Table.

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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.