One of the tallest-ever gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the B&Q Garden was designed to encourage individuals and communities to develop sustainable food growing spaces and enhance urban greening. A 9m tower and living wall of herbs incorporated a ‘potting shed’ vertical greenhouse and rainwater harvesting.
The garden was arranged in a formal, rectilinear layout to reflect its urban setting. This was also reflected in the architectural nature of the pleached lime trees and ‘table top’ mulberries which provided the main structure to the planting. Raised planters contained a huge range of edibles and included both conventional crops and more unusual plants not normally associated with food such as hostas, shuttlecock ferns and day lilies.
This garden was co designed with renowned architect Laurie Chetwood and recieved a prestigious Gold medal.