Led by award-winning landscape designer Nigel Dunnett & The Landscape Agency, the Royal Bank of Canada New Wild Garden will be RHS Chelsea’s first full-scale “rain garden”, designed to capture and use every single drop of rain that falls on it.
The same team also collaborated on the recently-opened RBC Rain Garden at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) London Wetland Centre as part of the RBC Blue Water Project.
The RBC New Wild Garden brings together two major themes in British gardening in the last 100 years: the Arts and Crafts ideal – celebrating the artistic and painterly use of plants, combined with high quality and traditional craftsmanship, local materials and strong sense of place – and the wild garden – celebrating the beauty of nature, and the naturalistic use of garden plants.
The rain garden element is in keeping with the goals of the RBC Blue Water Project, a wide-ranging, 10-year global commitment to help protect the world’s most precious natural resource: fresh water.
Landform Consultants were brought onboard to carry out the build of this project at the Chelsea Flower Show and the build started on Friday 6th May!
The build at Chelsea Flower Show will be led by our foreman Richard.
We have been working with our team and specialists to create the habitat walls, the circular pools and recycled sea container garden building since Autumn 2010.
The garden will have a permanent home at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s headquarters at Slimbridge in Gloucs after the Chelsea Flower Show.