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The Ecover Garden

By garden designer Matthew Childs. The inspiration for The Ecover Garden is the fundamental principle that water is life. We depend upon our aquatic environments, but they are under threat from pollution, including waste plastic and toxic residues.

Ecover Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2013

The Ecover Garden is all about solutions and symbolises the numerous ways in which Ecover’s products are sustainable and can aid the recovery of our water systems.

Ecover Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2013

The movement and colour of water is represented by the planting, which meanders around a gravel path and monolithic walls inspired by coastal cliffs and river gorges. Strips of recycled plastic and drifts of magenta flowers weave their way through the garden, in harmony with the other elements.

Ecover Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2013

They represent Ecover’s pioneering spirit in the field of sustainability, using plant-based ingredients and recycled plastic for their products and packaging. The toilet cleaner fountain, bottle handle bench and laundry cap lamp emphasise the role Ecover’s products play in making a sustainable lifestyle an easy choice for their customers.

Ecover Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2013

Plant list

Gleditsia triacanthos


Arbutus unedo
Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Rotfuchs'
Cotinus coggygria 'Rubrifolius'
Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Willeke'
Dasylirion wheeleri
Eriobotrya japonica
Hydrangea aspera ‘Macrophylla’
Osmanthus heterophyllus
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Superba'
Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum'
Yucca rostrata

Agapanthus africanus
Agapanthus africanus ‘Alba’
Agapanthus ‘Northern Star’
Alchemilla mollis
Cirsium heterophyllum
Cynoglossum amabile
Delphinium 'Magic Fountain'
Dianthus carthusianorum
Dryopteris filix-mas
Echinops ritro ‘Veitch’s Blue’
Erigeron karvinskianus
Eryngium giganteum
Eryngium x zabelii ‘Jos Eijking’
Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia schillingii
Gaura lindheimeri 'Ruby Ruby'
Gaura sinuata
Geranium 'Brookside'
Geranium 'Patricia'
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Perfecta Alba’
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Schneeflocke’
Heuchera 'Palace Purple'
Kalimeris incisa ‘Charlotte’
Lychnis coronaria
Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'
Nepeta sibirica 'Souvenir d'Andre Chaudron'
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'
Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll'
Salvia microphylla 'Cerro Potosi'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
Selinum wallichianum
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
Stachys byzantina ‘Big Ears'
Vinca minor 'La Grave'
Viola 'Belmont Blue'
Anemanthele lessoniana
Carex comons 'Amazon Mist'
Festuca glauca 'Uchte'
Stipa gigantea
Stipa tenuissima
Asplenium scolopendrium
Dryopteris erythrosora
Dryopteris filix-mas

Designed by Matthew Childs