The Wooden Spoon Garden

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Following a poll on social media, The Wooden Spoon Garden is a reimagining of a conventional garden as a low-maintenance space, designed for maximum use, to encourage those who may be afraid of gardening.

A sunken terrace replaces a lawn, offering privacy and a sense of seclusion. It is stocked with easy-to-grow, everyday plants, such as Astrantia, Heuchera and Penstemon, which are attractive to pollinators. A statement tree and the suggestion of a pergola add height and a bird-care zone with a terracotta wall provide part of the boundary.

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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.