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Rooftop Workplace for Tomorrow

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 Rooftop Workplace for Tomorrow designed by Patricia Fox at Aralia for Walworth Garden Farm, sponsored by RBS

Challenging our perception of workplaces and offering inspirational ideas for the future, ‘Rooftop Workplace for Tomorrow’ will position the garden as an extension to the working office, utilising unused urban rooftop space.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 Rooftop Workplace for Tomorrow designed by Patricia Fox at Aralia for Walworth Garden Farm, sponsored by RBS

Designer Patricia Fox at Aralia Garden Design will produce an innovative and thought-provoking environment that provides an alternative to the fast paced city offices that we have become so used to. Using a heavily technologically-driven design, the garden will feature state-of-the-art equipment from Toshiba, including a large projection wall, a wide screen TV and laptops and tablets throughout.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 Rooftop Workplace for Tomorrow designed by Patricia Fox at Aralia for Walworth Garden Farm, sponsored by RBS

A green roof and wall will form a central feature, inter-planted with fresh herbs – visitors will be encouraged to pick from these and create their own herbal teas to drink in the garden.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 Rooftop Workplace for Tomorrow designed by Patricia Fox at Aralia for Walworth Garden Farm, sponsored by RBS

The planting - a mix of green foliage, silver blue foliage, and white flowering plants - is understated, so that it offers a calm, tranquil environment for the garden user to work in and to enjoy.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 Rooftop Workplace for Tomorrow designed by Patricia Fox at Aralia for Walworth Garden Farm, sponsored by RBS

Walworth Garden Farm – founded in 1987 in a heavily built-up area of Southwark - wants the public to consider that an office does not need to be inside and with four walls. Technology meets tranquility in this garden for the future, inspiring, invigorating, relaxing and refreshing the user.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 Rooftop Workplace for Tomorrow designed by Patricia Fox at Aralia for Walworth Garden Farm, sponsored by RBS

Plants list   

TREES

Amelanchier lamarckii
Acer campestre
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii
Acer platanoides 'Globosum'

 

PLANTING BEDS   

Convolvulus cneorum
Asplenium scolopendrium
Buxus sempervirens
Stipa tenuissima
Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'
Polypodium vulgare
Leucanthemum vulgare
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'
Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'
Galium odoratum
Malva moschata f. alba
Helictotrichon sempervirens
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Artemisia stelleriana 'Boughton Silver'
Kniphofia 'Percy's Pride'

 

GREEN ROOF

Achillea millefolium
Leucanthemum vulgare
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Daucus carota
Alliaria petiolata
Filipendula ulmaria
Anthriscus sylvestris
Iberis amara
Silene latifolia
Silene uniflora
Viola arvensis
Cerastium fontanum
Conopodium majus
Galium saxatile
Anthemis arvensis
Peucedanum palustre
Pimpinella saxifraga

GREEN HERB WALL

Lavandula angustifolia 'Nana Alba'
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'
Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Basil'
Mentha x piperita f. citrata
Chamaemelum nobile 'Flore Pleno'
Achillea x huteri
Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Orange'
Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Lemon'
Camellia sinensis
Fragaria vesca 'Semperflorens Alba'
Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Chocolate'

Designed by Patricia Fox