RHS GREENING GREY BRITAIN GARDEN 2017
To illustrate the challenges of climate change and rapid urban development, the RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, was set within an urban landscape. The garden focused on practical and creative solutions for where space is at a premium, including balconies, and areas on and around the buildings themselves. Large, multi-tiered structures which mirror apartment blocks also featured in the garden. These ‘creature towers’ provided a home for a wide range of wildlife such as insects and birds. The garden was full of inspirational take-home ideas which were directly relevant to home gardeners and community groups, and Nigel used realistic and readily-available materials to make sure that this was an achievable project. Other notable elements include: bike storage recycling and composting facilities edible planting (including a 2.5 metre long communal meeting table which integrated fruit trees and herbs in its structure). Photos taken by Derek St Romaine.