Hugo Bugg's RBC Waterscape garden opens in Vauxhall

Vauxhall is celebrating becoming home to a Chelsea gold-winning garden by Hugo Bugg.

Hugo Bugg's RBC Waterscape garden. Image: Vauxhall OneBID
Hugo Bugg's RBC Waterscape garden. Image: Vauxhall OneBID

In 2014 Bugg became the youngest-ever winner of a Chelsea gold medal for a show garden for his RBC Waterscape Garden, which reuses rainwater to reduce the risk of flooding. The garden has now been transplanted to become the star attraction of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

Bugg’s ingenious trail prevents rainwater from flooding the local drains by using it to irrigate planted rain gardens. The green design innovation has several backers including TfL, the Mayor’s office, Lambeth Council, the Royal Bank of Canada and Vauxhall One, the Business Improvement District and urban regeneration champions for Vauxhall.

The RBC Waterscape Garden transplant is part of the Vauxhall Missing Link Green Trail, which connects the parks and open-spaces of Vauxhall to the new and emerging Vauxhall Gallery District.

Vauxhall One Business Improvement District as part of Chelsea Fringe festival 2015 will be celebrating Bugg’s garden by throwing a series of free garden parties, launching at 12pm on 15 May.

Bugg will attend the launch to talk through his design before the garden’s official opening. See the Chelsea Fringe website for more information. 

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