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On the Edge Garden

The garden, On The Edge, has been designed by RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Winner Frederic Whyte and built by Charles Benton, of co-sponsors Benton Landscapes.

The garden, On The Edge, has been designed by RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Winner Frederic Whyte and built by Charles Benton, of co-sponsors Benton Landscapes.

A unique show garden designed to promote awareness and understanding of mental health will feature at this year's RHS Hampton Court Palace flower show, sponsored by the pioneering Centre for Mental Health.

The garden, On The Edge, has been designed by RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Winner Frederic Whyte and built by Charles Benton, of co-sponsors Benton Landscapes.

The garden evokes the many journeys that people experiencing mental health difficulties live through as they cope with their condition and manage their lives. It takes the visitor on a journey from darkness and fear to hope and opportunity.

The garden, On The Edge, has been designed by RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Winner Frederic Whyte and built by Charles Benton, of co-sponsors Benton Landscapes.

The garden is co-sponsored by Benton Landscapes and Centre for Mental Health, a charity that changes people's lives by using research to bring about better services and fairer policies.

The garden, On The Edge, has been designed by RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Winner Frederic Whyte and built by Charles Benton, of co-sponsors Benton Landscapes.

It aims to stimulate a thousand conversations during the event and to prompt more research on gardening, green spaces and mental health.

The garden, On The Edge, has been designed by RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Winner Frederic Whyte and built by Charles Benton, of co-sponsors Benton Landscapes.

Plant list

Trees and Shrubs

Taxus baccata
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb'
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'
Fagus sylvatica
Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck'
Betula albosinensis 'Fascination'

 

Herbaceous Perennials

Artemisia abrotanum
Ballota pseudodictamnus
Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
Heuchera 'Chocolate Ruffles'
Artemisia schmidtiana 'Nana'
Kniphofia 'Little Maid'
Astelia nervosa 'Westland'
Stachys byzantina
Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Amethyst'
Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'Brunette'
Salvia argentea
X Heucherella 'Kimono'
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'
Tulbaghia violacea
Brachyglottis rotundifolia
Eryngium giganteum 'Silver Ghost'
Astelia 'Silver Shadow'
Agapanthus 'Windsor Grey'

 

Roses

Rosa 'Blue Moon'
Rosa 'Hot Chocolate'