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The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden designed by Joe Swift

This year’s Homebase Garden marks well-known garden designer and TV personality Joe Swift’s first Show Garden design for RHS Chelsea.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden designed by Joe Swift

The garden is inspired by the power that plants and natural forms can have on an urban and suburban environment. Inspired by concerns about sustainability and water this is a dry and modern garden designed to be explored.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden designed by Joe Swift

Four bold cedar wood frames will draw the long views through the garden whilst dividing the space up into distinct yet visually connected areas.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden designed by Joe Swift

Stone and wood will be present in conventional garden use, as well as in more stylised forms such as oversized horizontally sliced boulders, a water feature and bespoke wooden sculptures to decorate, punctuate and energise the space.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden designed by Joe Swift

Ideally visitors will be able to get close up to and touch the beautifully finished wooden frames and natural stone boulders around the edges.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden designed by Joe Swift

Following the show the garden will be sold off with all proceeds donated to Teenage Cancer Trust, Homebase’s corporate charity and joint partner in the garden

Plants list   

Trees
Cornus mas multi-stemmed
Arbutus
London Plane tree
Prunus Amber Queen
 
Shrubs

Pittosporum tobira nanum
Grevillea
Dodonaea viscosa purpurea
Myrtus communis
Myrtus tarantina
Westringia fruticosa
Westringia longifolia

Hedging
Yew
 
Perennials
Geum Werner Arends
Euphorbia dixter
Euphorbia pasteurii Roundway Titan
Euphorbia polychroma purpurea
Euphorbia mellifera
Iris Langport Wren
Bergenia Overture
Libertia grandiflora
Libertia perigrinans
Phlomis russeliana
Tellima grandiflora
Alchemilla erythropoda
Centaurea phoenix hybrids red
Verbascum petra
Foeniculum vulgare purpureum
Eremurus bungei
Acaena Copper Carpet
Sisyrinchium Quaint and Queer
Potentilla tongueii
Silene fimbriata
Asphodeline liburnica
Deschampsia cespitosa
Dianthus cruentis
Knautia macedonica
 
Roses
Rose Tuscany Superb
 
Bulbs
Allium nigrum
Allium obliquum
Nectaroscordum siculum