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The QEF Garden for Joy

Designed by Heather Appleton. The QEF logo has inspired the uplifting theme of this garden. The design captures the bubbly atmosphere at QEF’s residential home for disabled young people, where every achievement, however large or small, is recognised and joyfully celebrated.

The QEF Garden for Joy Hampton Court Flower Show 2013

The easily-navigated circular pathway is taken from the logo’s ‘Q’, limiting the need for three point turns, normally a daily hazard for wheelchairs users.

The QEF Garden for Joy Hampton Court Flower Show 2013

Celebratory bubbles feature everywhere: soaring overhead from carefully concealed bubble machines, in the paving pattern, on the copper screens and in the planting, which features heavy bubbles of box supported by wispy grasses. The bubbles aptly represent the way in which QEF’s carers and supporters are uplifted and enthused by the joyful atmosphere at the residential home.

The QEF Garden for Joy Hampton Court Flower Show 2013

The garden is being rebuilt at the QEF residential home after the show. Sponsored by Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People.

The QEF Garden for Joy Hampton Court Flower Show 2013

Plant List

Hosta 'Francee'
Stipa tenuissima
Dryopteris erythrosora
Achillea 'Moonshine'
Achillea 'Terracotta'
Allium sphaerocephalon
Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'
Betula pendula
Carpinus betulus
Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'
Stipa arundinacea
Achillea 'Walther Funcke'
Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'
Euphorbia wallichii
Betula nigra
Cenolophium denudatum
Acer palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom'
Pennisetum messiacum 'Red Buttons'
Astrantia major 'Star of Billion'
Deschampsia cespitosa
Dianthus cruentus
Agapanthus 'Northern Star'
Osteospermum 'Nairobi Purple'
Bupleurum rotundifolium bronze-leaved