Kate Gould designed and built her tenth garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, a show garden on Main Avenue, commissioned by the children’s charity ‘Greenfingers’. The garden aims to highlight and promote the therapeutic benefits of the outside spaces created by Greenfingers Charity.
A lush green space designed to provide a peaceful, interactive and uplifting space where life-limited children with complex needs, their families and friends can come together for relaxation or peaceful reflection. The garden was set over two levels, with a lift and sloped walkways to ensure it was an accessible space for people of all ages and abilities. A cargo net is suspended from the upper level providing a little fun and allowing for star gazing at night.
On the ground level are two further seating areas, surrounded by greenery and complemented by the soothing sound of trickling water from the water feature against the back wall. The green and white planting palette is highlighted by sparks of yellow from Iris, Lupins and Aquilegia chrysantha while a variety of clipped rounds are used to add punctuation and winter interest. Other areas of the garden contain trees and shrubs specifically suited to the intended conditions especially on the upper level where tolerances to wind and the elements have to be borne in mind.
Medal: Silver Gilt
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