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The HESCO Garden 2010

By Leeds City Council. This garden represents a section of green space in Leeds, with elements that link natural and recreational areas.

The HESCO Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Its primary purpose is to encourage a wider understanding of the value of natural and managed green space.

The HESCO Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

The focal point of the garden is a pair of seeping lock gates, which set the scene and provide a framework for both natural woodland and a recreational space.

The HESCO Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

The garden also explores a new way of using hardy annuals in a naturalistic way, providing interest from spring through to autumn.

The HESCO Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Planting has been chosen for its value in supporting and encouraging local wildlife and conservation.

Plants list

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

Anthriscus sylvestris (Cow Parsley)
Aquilegia vulgaris (Common Columbine)
Asplenium scolopendrium (Hart's Tongue Fern)
Asplenium trichomanes (Maidenhair Spleenwort)
Athyrium filix femina (Lady Fern)
Betula pendula (Silver Birch)
Centranthus ruber (Red Valerian)
Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)
Dryopteris filix-mas (Male Fern)
Elocharis palustris (Spike Rush)
Erigeron karvinskianus (Fleabane)
Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)
Hedera helix Arborescens group (Common Ivy)
Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Native Bluebell)
Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag)
Juncus articulatus (Jointed Rush)
Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy)
Luzula nivea (Snowy Woodrush)
Lychnis flos-cuculi (Ragged Robin)
Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife)
Myosotis scorpioides (Water Forget me not)
Polystichum setiferum (Soft Shield Fern)
Primula veris (Cowslip)
Ranunculus acris (Meadow Buttercup)
Ranunculus lingua (Greater Spearwort)
Silene dioica (Red Campion)
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)
Verbascum thapsus (Common Mullein)
Papaver rhoeas (Shirley Poppy)
Eschscholzia californica (Californian Poppy)
Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower)
Linara sp. (Fairy Toadflax)
Linum grandiflorum (Red Flax)
Ammi majus (Bishops Flower)
Coreopsis lanceolata (Tickseed)
Chrysanthemum segetum (Corn Marigold)
Rudbeckia hirta (Black Eyed Susan)
Atriplex hortensis var. rubra (Red Orache)
Delphinium consolida (Larkspur)

See RHS coverage of this garden here.