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Believe in Tomorrow

From creation to relocation, the 'Believe in Tomorrow' garden’s mission, by garden designer Seonaid Royall, is to encourage more children to get outdoors and engage with nature. 

Believe in Tomorrow Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 by Garden Designer Seonaid Royall

Unlike most show gardens, this has been created by children for children. In the lead up to the show, Seonaid has run gardening workshops with 5 south London schools in which the students got their hands dirty, growing the plants and building elements of the garden.

Believe in Tomorrow Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 by Garden Designer Seonaid Royall

What's more, after the event, the garden will be relocated to the schools that helped create it.

Believe in Tomorrow Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 by Garden Designer Seonaid Royall

‘Believe in Tomorrow’ is a vision for the ideal primary school garden. It will have education at its heart, and is designed to engage and inspire both children and adults alike. It is part oasis, part playground and part classroom.

Believe in Tomorrow Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 by Garden Designer Seonaid Royall

Being outdoors helps cognitive functioning, problem solving and can contribute to improved memory capacity.

Plant list:

Alchemilla mollis
Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis'
Asplenium scolopendrium
Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Dryopteris erythrosora
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Gunnera manicata
Laurus nobilis
Gaura lindheimeri
Centranthus ruber 'Albus'
Erigeron karvinskianus
Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'
Actaea simplex Atropurpurea Group
Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'
Blechnum spicant
Soleirolia soleirolii
Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'
Polystichum polyblepharum
Bergenia 'Bressingham White'
Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'
Epimedium x rubrum
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Gillenia trifoliata
Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate'
Elegia tectorum
Juncus effusus f. spiralis
Digitalis purpurea
Rudbeckia fulgida var deamii
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
Crambe maritima
Equisetum ramosissimum var. japonicum
Rodgersia aesculifolia
Panicum virgatum 'Squaw'
Briza media
Chamaemelum nobile 'Treneague'
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diable D'Or'
Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade'
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'
Heuchera 'Cherry Cola'
Dianthus cruentus
Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'
Lobelia x speciosa 'Fan Burgundy' (Fan Series)
Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White'
Prostanthera ovalifolia 'Variegata'
Sanguisorba 'Chocolate Tip'
Muehlenbeckia astonii
Monarda 'Bee-Free' (Bee-You Series)
Senecio candicans 'Angel Wings'
Astilbe 'Younique White'
Cotinus coggygria 'Lilla'
Miscanthus sinensis (any variety)
Asarum delavayi giant
Origanum vulgare 'Gentle Breeze'
Nymphaea 'Charles de Meurville'
Eryngium planum 'Magical Blue Lagoon'
Baptisia 'Vanilla Cream' (Decadence Series)
Anemanthele lessoniana 'Sirocco'
Designed by Seonaid Royall