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Secured By Design Garden

By garden designers Lucy Glover and Jacqueline Poll. Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and processes.

Secured By Design Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by garden designers Lucy Glover and Jacqueline Poll

The Metropolitan Police Service has this ethos at its forefront and has been working with SBD since 1989 to implement the principles, not just in buildings but the outdoor space. The Met Police have partnered with Capel Manor College for many years and currently have a Secured by Design garden on display for the public at Capel’s Enfield Centre. Building on this initiative they are excited to showcase a secure yet beautiful garden at the prestigious RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this year, raising awareness about crime prevention.

Secured By Design Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by garden designers Lucy Glover and Jacqueline Poll

A brief was submitted to Capel Manor College’s Garden Design students; the competition was to create a safe, secure and sustainable urban garden. Lucy Glover and Jaqueline Poll were joint winners and are excited to build their first Hampton Court garden. Their aim is to demonstrate the Secured by Design and sustainability features in a striking, urban garden.

Secured By Design Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by garden designers Lucy Glover and Jacqueline Poll

The garden will have a calming atmosphere with tones of grey in the hard landscaping, a reflection pool and soft relaxed planting including beautiful perennials and grasses. Security measures include columnar trees and the rotating bars of the pergola to preventing climbing.

Secured By Design Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by garden designers Lucy Glover and Jacqueline Poll

Green screens will provide a sustainable secure privacy fence solution along the boundaries and offer air cleansing properties helping to reduce pollution. Prickly plants and gravel placed close to the house will act as a further deterrent. As part of the garden’s ethos of helping the community the plants used in the garden will be relocated to two community groups and a primary school in a deprived area of London.

Plant list

Verbena bonariensis
Astrantia major 'Ruby Wedding'
Stipa tenuissima
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Clematis 'Jackmanii'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
Delphinium 'Black Knight'
Clematis 'Nelly Moser'
Sanguisorba officinalis
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Yakushima Dwarf'
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album'
Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
Clematis 'Westerplatte'
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination'
Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'
Osmanthus heterophyllus
Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Riesenschirm'
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea