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A Breath of Fresh Air - plant list

The Abbeyfield : A Breath of Fresh Air  Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016
A garden designed for people living with dementia. Thank you for visiting the show - it has been a great success for my sponsor and residents have visited and enjoyed the garden every day. We all feel honored to have been involved with such a worthy cause. The garden will live on with the relocation to a care home in Kew next week. Plant list:Trees – Salix alba pollard (white willow)
Grasses - Calamagrostis overdam  Carex testacea Miscanthus grascillimus  Miscanthus morning light  Stipa tenuissima
Shrubs and Perennials - Achillea terracotta  Astilbe peach blossom Delphinium black Knight Geum totally tangerine  Lavandula angustifolia  Lavandula Hidcote  Lavandula twickle purple Mentha piperita  Pittosporum golf ball Salvia caradonna Thymus silver queen  Verbascum alba Verbascum Helen Johnson 
Hedge – Taxus bacatta 
If you like the Mobius sculpture and are interested in buying it or one similar please contact the sculptor James M…

A breath of fresh air

A Breath of Fresh Air There are few things more reviving than a breath of fresh air. Being outside in a green space can provide a sense of calm and well being, promote better health and even improve sleep patterns. When people are living with health problems, fresh air can be even more beneficial, especially if they have had to become fairly inactive or spend a lot of time inside.
The Abbeyfield Society : A Breath of Fresh Air Designed by Rae Wilkinson Computer visual created by Coucou Design

I am a firm believer in the healing power of nature and of beautiful places which provide space, a sense of escape, and some contact with nature.
When I design gardens I am always thinking of the emotional effect of the space on the people who enter it. How it will trigger the senses ...calm the mind .. Consciously or not people are usually affected by their surroundings and I see it as my job to stimulate some good feeling even just for a moment. The effect  may be of decompression, a momentary lift…
HUG Rae Wilkinson Design, Living Landscapes and Chaircreative created a soothing HUG at RHS Flower Show 2015
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015 - Silver Gilt 
Living Landscapes Healing Urban Garden showed how a green space in an urban setting can be wonderfully soothing and restorative.
Pooling our design and build talents, the HUG team successfully created a soothing, sculptural, urban garden space. The crowds loved the colour and feel of the space and the focal bench brought the intended wow factor.
Planting was low maintenance, evergreen and predominantly herbs, providing a scented and naturalistic vibe to the space with hues of silver and blue.
The HUG bench was lovingly created using sectional high grade oak which was carved and bleached, and set on custom cast white concrete feet. Its a piece of sculpture, a wonderful seat and a statement piece for any garden space.*
Urbis supplied a Lily water bowl and three of their new style Olive Pots for display in the garden, which a…