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A Matter of Urgency Garden

Designed by Jill M W Foxley. The ‘A Matter of Urgency’ garden has been designed to raise awareness of overactive bladder (OAB), a condition that affects nearly 1 in 5 people in the UK over 40. OAB is a sudden compelling need to relieve the bladder, which is difficult to put off.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 A Matter of Urgency Garden

As an echo of the frustration and urgency of OAB, a long and winding hardwood path, with steps inset with glittering glass tiles, leads slowly to a giant pink tap at the centre that appears magically suspended in mid-air, pouring water into a square central pool with seating on three sides.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 A Matter of Urgency Garden

A straight hardwood path out of the garden symbolises taking action to help alleviate the condition. The paths lead through a variety of soft and spiky textures, where vivid shades of pink are highlighted with muted blues and silvers.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 A Matter of Urgency Garden

Designer Jill Foxley has exhibited in two previous Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows and has won both a Bronze and Gold medal as well as a People’s Choice award.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 A Matter of Urgency Garden

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Taxus baccata
Digitalis x mertonensis
Convolvulus cneorum
Aruncus dioicus
Buxus sempervirens
Astrantia major 'Ruby Wedding'
Stipa tenuissima
Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen'
Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo'
Heuchera americana 'Plum Pudding'
Lythrum salicaria 'Robert'
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
Agapanthus africanus
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'
Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz'
Liriope muscari
Knautia macedonica
Geranium psilostemon
Eryngium yuccifolium
Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'
Lychnis coronaria
Sidalcea 'Elsie Heugh'
Dierama pulcherrimum
Miscanthus floridulus 'Giganteus'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Sedum telephium (Atropurpureum Group) 'Xenox'
Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'
Rosa 'Princess Alexandra of Kent'
Rosa 'Horatio Nelson'
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Pink Tanna'
Penstemon 'Pensham Just Jayne'