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'Space Within' Mindfulness Garden

Created by garden designer Rae Wilkinson the ‘Space Within’ garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019, won an RHS Gold Medal, Best in Category and People’s Choice awards.

'Space Within' Mindfulness Garden Created by garden designer Rae Wilkinson the ‘Space Within’ garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019, won an RHS Gold Medal, Best in Category and People’s Choice awards.

The garden was designed as a biophilic meditation space in which to escape the hectic outside world for a moment of calm within nature.

'Space Within' Mindfulness Garden Created by garden designer Rae Wilkinson the ‘Space Within’ garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019, won an RHS Gold Medal, Best in Category and People’s Choice awards.

A moon gate climber curtain represented a portal from the busy outside world, through which the visitor passed to the meditation deck in the 'Space Within'. The central section symbolising the healing, tranquil inner space found during meditation, whilst providing an area within which to attain this. A mini forest referenced Shinrin-yoku – the healing power of forest bathing and being amongst trees to enable wellbeing.

'Space Within' Mindfulness Garden Created by garden designer Rae Wilkinson the ‘Space Within’ garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019, won an RHS Gold Medal, Best in Category and People’s Choice awards.

A second moon gate portal at the back of the space provided a view through a water curtain to the lush foliage behind, calming the senses and representing the energetic flow and continuation which follows on from a moment of calm.

'Space Within' Mindfulness Garden Created by garden designer Rae Wilkinson the ‘Space Within’ garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019, won an RHS Gold Medal, Best in Category and People’s Choice awards.

Textural foliage on a living wall system travelled up the walls to bring the positive green element associated with biophilia, which is much needed within modern urban living.

'Space Within' Mindfulness Garden Created by garden designer Rae Wilkinson the ‘Space Within’ garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019, won an RHS Gold Medal, Best in Category and People’s Choice awards.

Plant list

Tree and shrubs

Malus 'Evereste'
Hebe 'Mette'
Pinus mugo subsp. mugo

 

Climbers

Akebia quinata
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Holboellia latifolia

 

Ground cover

Thymus vulgaris
Soleirolia soleirolii
Sagina subulata

 

Perennials

Alchemilla mollis
Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy'
Hosta sieboldiana 'Bressingham Blue'
Viola cornuta Alba Group
Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl'
Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (Thompson & Morgan)
Actaea simplex 'Hillside Black Beauty'
Astilbe x arendsii 'Bridal Veil'
Thalictrum 'Elin'
Hosta 'Praying Hands'
Astrantia major 'Star of Beauty'
Heuchera 'Schneewittchen'
Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson'
Carex divulsa
Aruncus dioicus 'Kneiffii'

 

Ferns

Dryopteris erythrosora
Dryopteris filix-mas
Polystichum setiferum
Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla'

 

Living wall

Dryopteris erythrosora
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
Dryopteris filix-mas
Polystichum setiferum
Carex testacea
Carex 'Ice Dance'
Designed by Rae Wilkinson