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The Children's Society Garden

By garden designer Mark Gregory. Designer Mark Gregory has been inspired by The Children's Society's report into young people's happiness to create a garden where teenagers can spend time with family and friends.

The Children's Society Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

The covered seating area offers an ideal place to unwind around the fire pit, eating pizza fresh from the outdoor oven. Multi-stemmed Acer campestre trees enclose the garden, providing dappled shade.

The Children's Society Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Euonymus and Viburnum shrubs sit alongside aquilegias and foxgloves, whilst ferns weave through the planting, creating texture.

The Children's Society Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Aquatic plants separate the large stepping stones around the naturally filtered plunge pool.

The Children's Society Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

The Children's Society Garden is a modern, urban retreat that takes inspiration from what makes young people happy and delivers it with style.

The Children's Society Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Plants list

Click on any of the plant names below to read more and to add to your own plants list.

Trees
Acer campestre

Plants
Euonymus
Viburnum
Hakonechloa
Rodgersia
Aquilegia
Foxglove
Ferns
Equisetum
Thyme

See RHS coverage of this garden here.

By Mark Gregory