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Crest Nicholson Livewell Garden

Crest Nicholson will showcase its wellness themed garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival. The Crest Nicholson ‘livewell garden’ is a small public park designed by David Jarvis Associates and built by Bespoke Outdoor Spaces and Writtle University College.

Crest Nicholson Livewell Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019

Inspired by Essex County Council and Chelmsford City Council’s livewell guidelines, as well as Crest Nicholson’s Garden Village Principles, the space is designed to promote mental and physical wellbeing, with a variety of flexible areas and breakout spaces. 

Crest Nicholson Livewell Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019

The park includes a community space, a contemplation area and a multitude of movable seats. The garden is immersed in greenery, and nectar rich flower species have been selected to attract a wide array of wildlife. Edible plants throughout encourage the theme of ‘eating well’ and provide inspiration for those keen to grow their own. 

Crest Nicholson Livewell Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019

The ‘livewell garden’ is the first of its kind to be commissioned by Crest Nicholson. Once the festival is complete, it will be transferred to Writtle University College and finally installed at Charter Park, the housebuilder’s proposed Chelmsford development. 

Plant list

STRUCTURAL, TEXTURAL GREENS – BORDER PLANTING

Amelanchier lamarckii
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy'
Mentha spicata
Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'
Epimedium x youngianum 'Niveum'
Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
Polystichum polyblepharum
Mentha piperita 'Chocolate Mint'
Fragaria vesca
Tiarella 'Spring Symphony'
Heuchera 'Marmalade'
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'
Rosa 'Desdemona'
Malus baccata 'Street Parade'

 

SENSORY GARDEN PLANTS

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Hyssopus officinalis
Verbena bonariensis
Stipa tenuissima
Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'
Achillea 'Terracotta'
Allium sphaerocephalon
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
Thymus serpyllum
Origanum vulgare
Rosa 'The Garland'
Astrantia major 'Claret'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Satureja montana
Rosmarinus officinalis
Thymus pulegioides 'Aureus'
Vitis vinifera
Rosa 'Wollerton Old Hall'
Scabiosa atropurpurea
Rosa 'Roald Dahl'
Molinia caerulea

EDIBLE PLANTS

Corylus maxima 'Purpurea'
Rubus tricolor
Chaenomeles x superba 'Cameo'
Ribes uva-crispa 'Hinnonmaki Rod'
Allium schoenoprasum
Lonicera caerulea