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The Greenfingers Charity Garden

By Kate Gould Gardens. A lush green split level garden provides a peaceful, interactive and uplifting space where life-limited children with complex needs, their families, friends and carers can come together for play, relaxation or peaceful reflection. 

The Greenfingers Charity Garden By Kate Gould Gardens Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Set over two levels, with a lift and sloped walkways, the ‘Greenfingers Charity Garden’ is an accessible space for people of all ages and abilities.

The Greenfingers Charity Garden By Kate Gould Gardens Chelsea Flower Show 2019

With its interesting planting and magical water-feature, the innovative garden design aims to highlight and promote the therapeutic benefits of the outside spaces created over the past 20 years by Greenfingers Charity, the charity dedicated to creating inspiring gardens for life-limited children and their families who spend time in hospices across the UK.

The Greenfingers Charity Garden By Kate Gould Gardens Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Key features: A large water feature can be viewed from both levels of the scheme and from multiple seating areas. There are spaces to relax in sunshine and also under canopies. 

The Greenfingers Charity Garden By Kate Gould Gardens Chelsea Flower Show 2019

On the lower level, ramps ensure disabled access and the second level of the garden is accessed via a lift system. Hit and miss brickwork walls create privacy, shade and interesting shadows without blocking views.

The Greenfingers Charity Garden By Kate Gould Gardens Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Plant list

Trees

Eriobotrya japonica
Liriodendron tulipifera
Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Cornus kousa
Sycopsis sinensis

 

Shrubs

Taxus baccata
Sarcococca confusa
Pittosporum tobira
Carpinus betulus
Ruscus hypoglossum
Rosa 'Claire Austin'
Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Newport'
Ilex crenata

 

Perennials

Angelica archangelica
Epimedium x youngianum 'Niveum'
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'
Rodgersia podophylla
Geranium macrorrhizum 'White-Ness'
Asarum europaeum
Lupinus 'Polar Princess'
Dicentra formosa 'Aurora'
Lupinus 'Gallery Yellow' (Gallery Series)
Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'
Viola sororia 'Albiflora'
Hosta 'Devon Green'
Cenolophium denudatum
Acanthus mollis Latifolius Group 'Rue Ledan'
Astrantia major 'Star of Billion'
Hosta sieboldiana
Tiarella 'Inkblot'
Digitalis purpurea 'Camelot Cream' (Camelot Series)
Paeonia 'Border Charm'
Campanula persicifolia 'Takion White' (Takion Series)
Anemone 'Wild Swan'
Salvia x superba 'Merleau White'
Brunnera macrophylla 'Alexander's Great'

 

Ferns

Asplenium scolopendrium
Polystichum setiferum
Polystichum polyblepharum
Athyrium filix-femina 'Dre's Dagger'

 

Grasses

Stipa gigantea
Deschampsia flexuosa 'Tatra Gold'
Carex 'Ice Dance'
Stipa tenuifolia
Chasmanthium latifolium
Hakonechloa macra

 

Annuals

Orlaya grandiflora
Visnaga daucoides

 

Bulbs

Convallaria majalis
Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba'
Allium 'Mont Blanc'