The Bruntwood Experiment

Welcome to a mysterious world where everyday plants are set free, demanding to be seen in a new light

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Did you know...

  • This feature encourages gardeners to experiment, be free and unshackle themselves from preconceived notions of what we should be growing and how we should grow it
  • More than 1000 baskets sway gently in the breeze, containing some of our most familiar plants; including birches, buddlejas, foxgloves and hart's tongue fern

  • The plants were chosen as they're the pioneers that will grow anywhere, seeding themselves around, even into walls - especially in urban areas

About the garden

The Bruntwood Experiment champions urban greening through an exploration of the different ways we can use  the often overlooked plants, written off as weeds, that are naturally colonising our urban spaces. This experiment aims to show how these plants can thrive, contributing to the biodiversity and overall wellbeing of a community.

The garden also functions as a means of bringing people closer together through horticulture. Bruntwood has already brought together the garden team and students from University Centre Reaseheath in Cheshire to help create elements of the garden. Beyond the show, the company will continue to bring communities together to collaborate on new ways of greening urban spaces.

Bruntwood is committed to addressing the physical and social challenges we face in our ever-changing urban environments and hopes that this experiment beginning at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park will, over time, help to improve our city regions.

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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.