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Control the Uncontrollable Garden

By garden designer Jill Foxley. The aim of the garden is to highlight the problem of Overactive Bladder (OAB), which affects over five million adults in the UK.

Control the Uncontrollable garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

People often suffer silently for many years as they learn to fit their life around OAB, perhaps not knowing that help is available. The colourful maze and paved pathway symbolise uncertainty and the number of different paths that a person with OAB may take.

Control the Uncontrollable garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

As the focal point of the garden, a five-ton granite sphere sits on a water-cushioned base. Seemingly uncontrollable, like OAB may feel to someone who has the condition, visitors can turn the ball with their own hands and understand what control really means.

Control the Uncontrollable garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

OAB is a common condition where the key symptom is urgency, a sudden and compelling need to pass urine that is difficult or impossible to put off.

Control the Uncontrollable garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

People with OAB tend to try and take control by changing the way they live, however you don't have to put up with these symptoms. If you are experiencing them, visit your healthcare professional for advice.

Control the Uncontrollable garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011