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I am, because of who we are garden

By garden designer Caroline Comber. Taking inspiration from the South African philosophy of Ubuntu, designer Caroline Comber, hopes to emphasise the need for international participation in strengthening the worldwide community.

I am, because of who we are garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

It takes a shared global response to meet the collective challenges we face and we must strive to build mutually beneficial partnerships among societies and nations; in the process creating a safer and more harmonious world.

I am, because of who we are garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

The concept is realised and achieved through the use of interlocking circles, filled with single species plants. Where these circles interlock, the species combine. This is repeated on a large scale, using a variety of different sized circles. 

I am, because of who we are garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

Areas of single species mass planting are created, which then come together to form mixed planting combinations where the circles overlap.

I am, because of who we are garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

Ultimately there is one circular flowerbed in which all the species are planted together harmoniously; the concept proving that something far greater is achieved through contribution and participation.

I am, because of who we are garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

Plant list:

Buxus sempervirens
Rodgersia podophylla
Onoclea sensibilis
Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'
Betula albosinensis 'Fascination'
Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red Thunder'
Briza media
Digitalis purpurea 'Camelot Cream' (Camelot Series)
Papaver somniferum (Paeoniiflorum Group) 'Applegreen'
By Caroline Comber