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The Cancer Research UK Garden

By garden designer Robert Myers.

The Cancer Research UK Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

This elegant garden has been inspired by Cancer Research UK's chosen theme of "Enlighten", celebrating how the charity's work has shed light on and increased understanding of the causes, treatment and diagnosis of cancer, and offers a beacon of hope.

The Cancer Research UK Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

The garden takes visitors on a journey of discovery. It is laid out as a stylised woodland grove, surrounded by a louvered timber cloister.

The Cancer Research UK Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

A granite path winds through white birch trees to a calm central terrace, where a reflective pool is covered by a slatted canopy.

The Cancer Research UK Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Here the planting becomes more colourful and sculptural, with a playful arrangement of box cubes.

The Cancer Research UK Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Plants list

Click plant names below to read more and to add to your own plants lists.

Trees
Betula utilis 'Jacquemontii' (White Birch)

Area A: Under Birch
Astrantia major 'Giant White' (Masterwort)
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (Brunnera)
Digitalis 'Saltwood Summer' (Orchid Foxglove)
Dryopteris affinis (Golden male fern)
Epimedium x youngianum 'Niveum' (Bishops Mitre)
x Heucherella 'Heart of Darkness' (Heucherella)
Geranium phaeum 'Album' (Cranesbill)
Gillenia trifoliata (Bowmans Root)
Hakonechloa macra (Hakonechloa)
Lillium martagon var 'Album' (Martagon Lily)
Luzula nivea (Snowy Woodrush)
Omphalodes verna (Navelwort)
Paeonia Jan van Leeuwen (Peony)
Podophyllum peltatum (May apple)
Saxifraga umbrosa (London Pride)
Selinum wallichianum (Milk Parsely)
Tiarella cordifolia (Foam Flower)

Area B: In Open
Ajuga reptans 'Catlins Giant' (Bugle)
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Queen Annes Lace)
Aquilegia 'Black Barlow' (Columbine)
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port' (Columbine)
Deschampsia caespitosa (Hair grass)
Dicentra formosa (Bleeding Heart)
Geranium phaeum (Cranesbill)
Geranium sanguineum (Cranesbill)
Iris sibirica 'Tropic Night' (Iris)
Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume' (Wild sweet william)
Primula japonica 'Millers Crimson' (Candelabra primrose)
Smyrnium perfoliatum (Alexanders)
Tellima grandiflora 'Purpurteppich' (Fringe Cups)
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (Meadow Rue)

Area C: Between slabs along Path, edgings etc
Asarum europaeum (Wild Ginger)
Blechnum spicant (Fern)
Leptinella squallida 'Platts Black' (Brass Buttons)
Ophiopogon japonicus (Mondo grass)
Pratia pedunculata (Pratia)
Viola cornuta (Violet)
Viola cornuta 'Alba' (Violet)

Aquatics
Nymphaea pygmaea 'Alba' (Small Water lily)

Shrubs
Buxus sempervirens cubes (Box)
Phyllostachys aurea (Bamboo)

Climbers
Clematis montana var. (Clematis)
Akebia quinata (Chocolate Vine)

In Pots
Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily)

See RHS coverage about this garden here.