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BUPA “The BUPA Garden”

By Cleve West. The value of gardens in the health care sector is becoming increasingly important, and The Bupa Garden was inspired by Bupa's global commitment to creating garden sanctuaries for care home residents.

Chelsea 2008 bupa

It is designed to illustrate the individual approach that the company takes in providing health and care, while highlighting its international coverage and leadership as a provider of specialist care for older people.

Chelsea 2008 bupa

A key element of the garden is the use of features that make it particularly appropriate for care home residents who have dementia. The garden's main focus is a large spherical sculpture of textured concrete, which symbolises the organisation's global values. The garden also contains a soothing water feature, and the paths and planting schemes embrace the needs of people with dementia.

Chelsea 2008 bupa

The garden features a number of plants that are used in medicine and the planting structure is made up of several large Amelanchier lamarckii. Carpinus hedging divides the garden and provides different routes by maximising the use of space. A mixture of perennials, roses and grasses provide colour, texture and scent.

Chelsea 2008 bupa

The garden serves as an example of how a small courtyard might be turned into a stimulating, but safe environment for residents and their carers. After the show, the garden will be relocated to a care home.

Chelsea 2008 bupa

Planting list

TREES AND SHRUBS
Amelanchier lamarckii
Betula pendula
Clethra alnifolia (TBC)
Drimys winteri (TBC)
Hydrangea aspera (TBC)
Ilex crenata (TBC)
Lavandula sp. (e.g. Lavandula angustifolia)
Leycesteria formosa
Myrtus communis
Nandina domestica (TBC)
Osmanthus heterophyllus (TBC)
Rosa 'Félicité Perpétue'
Rosa Winchester Cathedral 'Auscat'
Rosmarinus officinalis
Salvia lavandulifolia
Salvia officinalis

PERENNIALS
Acanthus mollis (Latifolius Group) 'Rue Ledan'
Aquilegia alpina
Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'
Amsonia tabernaemontana
Angelica archangelica
Artemisia alba 'Canescens'
Artemisia pontica
Astelia chathamica
Ballota pseudodictamnus
Briza media
Bulbine frutescens
Bupleurum rotundifolium
Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Campanula portenschlagiana 'Resholdt's Variety'
Carex testacea
Carpinus betulus
Cenolophium denudatum
Centella asiatica
Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca 'Citrina'
Deschampsia cespitosa
Dianthus sp.
Dicentra formosa 'Aurora'
Dryopteris erythrosora
Echium wildpretii
Echium sp. (e.g. Echium pininana)
Erigeron karvinskianus
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'
Euphorbia × martini
Euphorbia seguieriana subsp. niciciana
Geranium 'Orion'
Geranium sanguineum 'Album'
Geum 'Fire Opal'
Geum 'Lemon Drops'
Gillenia trifoliata
Hesperis matronalis
Humulus lupulus
Iris 'Florentina'
Iris 'Langport Wren'
Iris sibirica 'Persimmon'
Lavandula stoechas
Libertia peregrinans
Lupinus 'Masterpiece'
Myrrhis odorata
Nepeta × faassenii 'Kit Kat'
Papaver orientale 'Marcus Perry' & P. orientale 'Orangeade Maison'
Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours'
Patrinia scabiosifolia
Primula pulverulenta
Pulsatilla vulgaris
Rodgersia sambucifolia
Salvia argentea
Salvia blancoana
Salvia × sylvestris 'Viola Klose'
Salvia lavandulifolia
Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Nana'
Sempervivum sp.
Sisyrinchium idahoense var. bellum
Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum
Thymus sp. (e.g. Thymus vulgaris)
Trifolium repens 'William'
Valeriana officinalis
Verbascum phoeniceum
Verbascum bombyciferum
Vinca difformis
Viola cornuta 'Alba'

BULBS
Allium christophii
Nectaroscordum siculum subsp. bulgaricum

Allium neapolitanum Cowanii Group
Allium nigrum
Camassia leichtlinii subsp. leichtlinii
Scilla peruviana
Scilla sp. (e.g. Scilla bifolia)
Tulipa sprengeri

Designed by Cleve West

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