Winds of Change

Pocket Planting

The design creates a climate resilient coastal pocket by selecting appropriate plant species for place – Jaywick Sands on the North Essex coast. Found shoreline objects used as sculptural elements, further celebrate this resilient community.

The garden intends to create a coastal atmosphere, by evoking the colour and textures of the sea, inspired by the extreme conditions of the site and the vulnerable coastal community of Jaywick. This links the Sponsor's objective of promoting the use of renewable wind energy, providing a sustainable, climate resilient future.

At a glance:

Who is this garden for?
For the community of Jaywick Sands and visitors.
Where is the garden set?  
Jaywick Sands, North Essex.
Who or what is the design inspiration?
The windswept, coastal location has inspired the design process. This garden celebrates community friendships inspiring resilience of place.

Key sustainability points

  • The garden is 100% built using sustainable materials, such as recycled 6f2 aggregate (a mix of reclaimed crushed brick and concrete) sourced from the local area in North Essex.
  • The found objects are sourced ethically, from the shoreline of Jaywick.
  • The garden will be relocated to Jaywick Sands Community and Resource Centre.


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