The Family Garden

Lifestyle Gardens

Did you know...

  • The two boundaries created by native mix hedging and a striking habitat wall, containing bricks and logs, provide food and shelter for garden creatures
  • The woven wicker 'pear pod' sculpture seat, designed by Ellen Mulcrone, is a play area for children under a shady Pyrus nivalis

About the garden

The Family Garden is designed to be a relaxing space where insects thrive and children are immersed in nature. Intended for an environmentally-conscious family, the garden is a learning environment inspired
by the enchanting and lasting impression a garden can have on children through play and discovery, instilling an awareness of our collective responsibility towards our natural surroundings.

The garden is relaxed and unmanicured. Fruit trees and a shaggy lawn are surrounded by soft, informal
planting, creating habitats for insects and other animals. Key plants include Digitalis, Cirsium and Deschampsia. The colour scheme is primarily layers of green with bursts of white, purple and dark pinks.

Thanks also to Wilrose Environmental.

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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.