The Vitamin G Garden

Feature Garden

The Vitamin G Garden is inspired by the evidence-based research that was published in April 2021 by RHS scientists Professor Alistair Griffiths and Dr Lauriane Chalmin-Pui that proves how gardening benefits our mental, physical and social wellbeing.

The garden is based around a series of interconnecting capsules that form a daily dose of ‘vitamin G’. It incorporates an area for contemplation, relaxation and restoration. A studio filled with art and plants opens out onto a meditation or yoga platform that nestles next to a plunge pool and circular lawned area.

The adjacent area of the garden is inspired by social interaction. It features an enclosed paved area with dining table encircled by a reclaimed timber screen. The scented planting stimulates the senses and the mind, encouraging connections to be made around the table with neighbours, friends and family.

This garden was inspired by the study “It made me feel brighter in myself” – The health and well-being impacts of a residential front garden horticultural intervention. Landscape and Urban Planning (2021). With thanks to the authors: Chalmin-Pui LS, Roe J, Griffiths A, Smyth N, Heaton T, Clayden A, Cameron R.

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