RHS Tatton Park show garden relocates

Gold medal-winning RHS Tatton Park 'A Drop of Urban Green' garden has been rebuilt at a public green space in a Nottingham housing estate, to provide residents with a space to relieve stress.

The garden on display at RHS Tatton Park, complete with poem. Image: supplied
The garden on display at RHS Tatton Park, complete with poem. Image: supplied

Garden designer Hosta Consulting and landscaping company Thomas Bow, moved it to Manvers Court in Sneinton, a communal space in the town. The theme of the garden was to show what can be achieved in unused and unloved pockets of space in towns and cities.

Chief executive of Manvers Court landlord Nottingham City Homes Nick Murphy said: "Being able to bring something so special back to Nottingham and make it available as a communal space for some of our tenants is truly very special.

"I’m looking forward to seeing how the garden develops as it settles into its new environment, and just what a difference it makes to the residents living here."

Hosta Consulting architectural and landscape designer Ed Higgins said the aim was to improve residents’ environment and promote biodiversity. 

"The relocation of the RHS Tatton Park garden, ‘A drop of urban green’, originally envisaged as an urban pocket park, has been placed at Manvers Court to provide residents with a place to relax and enjoy the British-native wildflowers. At RHS Tatton Park show one of the key aims of the garden was to highlight the benefits of exposure to nature, including stress-reduction and anxiety."

The garden not only features a range of planting, landscaping and seating areas, it also includes the words of local poet, Ben Norris, whose poem ‘Salvage Yourself’ is inscribed on the wall of the garden.

His words, designed to inspire those sitting in the garden to relax and leave the stresses of everyday life behind, will now be on display for tenants for years to come.


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