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Hope on the Horizon Garden

Designed by Matthew Keightley. Hope on the Horizon represents the complex and progressive path towards recovery experienced by wounded, injured and sick personnel, veterans and their families.

The Help for Heroes ethos is to inspire, enable and support those heroes during their recovery and to draw inspiration from their journey from damaged and distressed beginnings, to strong and confident hope-filled futures.

Hope on the Horizon Garden

Granite blocks represent the soldiers’ physical being and the planting represents their mental being. Both evolve through the garden from a rough, unfinished, over-grown beginning through to a perfectly sawn, structured end.

Hope on the Horizon Garden

An avenue of hornbeams draws the attention through the entire garden to a sculpture resembling a hopeful horizon; a reminder to the soldiers that they all have a bright future ahead.

Hope on the Horizon Garden

Cool, calming colours are used throughout, helping to emphasise the fact that it will be a serene, contemplative space. The planting flows from white through to blues and purples, using such plants as Agapanthus 'Peter Pan', Digitalis purpurea, Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' and Lupinus 'Gallery Blue'. Structural specimens, such as Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’ and Buxus sempervirens, represents the soldiers’ regimented nature.

Hope on the Horizon Garden

Plant list:

 

Taxus baccata
Asplenium scolopendrium
Geranium himalayense 'Gravetye'
Buxus sempervirens
Stipa gigantea
Stipa tenuissima
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Convallaria majalis
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough'
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
Fatsia japonica
Asplenium trichomanes
Dryopteris wallichiana
Dicksonia antarctica
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Foeniculum vulgare
Agapanthus 'Peter Pan Blue'
Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Group'
Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum'
Polystichum setiferum 'Dahlem Group'
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
Agapanthus africanus
Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
Tellima grandiflora
Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'
Euphorbia mellifera
Hosta 'Big Daddy'
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
Stipa arundinacea
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Delphinium 'Black Knight'
Delphinium 'King Arthur'
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'
Hosta 'Halcyon'
Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'
Lupinus 'Gallery Blue Shades'
Digitalis purpurea
Astrantia major 'Roma'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata'
Brunnera macrophylla
Rosmarinus officinalis
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'
Astrantia major 'Large White'
Briza media
Thymus pulegioides 'Aureus'
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Greenapples'
Lupinus 'Red Rum'
Tradescantia Andersoniana Group 'Zwanenburg Blue'
Dryopteris lepidopoda
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii 'John Tomlison'
Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Amy Purpurea'