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British Heart Foundation Garden

By garden designer Anne-Marie Powell.

British Heart Foundation Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Almost entirely green, the textural planting of the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal Garden is pushed into the boundaries with a planted green wall system, leading the eye up to the heart-shaped leaves and mature limes.

British Heart Foundation Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Many of the plants have a connection to cardiology, or are edible. 'Emergency' accents are created through sparse, red planting, allowing the hard landscaping to be thrown into stark relief.

British Heart Foundation Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2011

The results are stunning. It really is a garden of rich, positive hope - the hope that one day millions of hearts can be mended through the regenerative science of The Mending Broken Hearts research programme.

British Heart Foundation Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Cardiology plants:
Lady's Mantle, Angelica, Lily-of-the-valley, Giant Cane, Meadowsweet, Goat Willow

Edibles:
Comfrey, Vietnamese Coriander, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Apple MintGooseberries, Tree Spinach, Sea Kale

General planting:
Asplenium scolopendrium, Athyrium, Dryopteris filix mas, Osmunda regalis, Anthriscus sylvestris, Aquilegia, Epimedium, Euphorbia, Hosta Frances Williams, Hosta Sum and Substance, Hosta Devon Green, Rodgersia braunlaub, Tellima grandiflora, Urtica dioica, Deschampsia cespitosa, Hakonechloa macra, Geranium macrorrhizum album, Asarum europaeum, Trachystemon orientalis, Aegopodium variegatum