Designing The Cancer Research UK Garden


This elegant garden has been inspired by Cancer Research UK’s chosen theme of “Enlighten”, celebrating how the charity’s work has shed light on and increased understanding of the causes, treatment and diagnosis of cancer, and offers a beacon of hope.

The garden takes visitors on a journey of discovery. It is laid out as a stylised woodland grove, surrounded by a louvered timber cloister. A granite path winds through white birch trees to a calm central terrace, where a reflective pool is covered by a slatted canopy. Here the planting becomes more colourful and sculptural, with a playful arrangement of box cubes.

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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.