RHS to create community street feature

An RHS gold-medal winning team will create a community street feature at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in support of the new RHS campaign, Greening Grey Britain.

The 60m2 garden of the Kensington Street?s St Mungo?s Hostel serves as an inspiration for designer Nigel Dunnett and The Landscape Agency as they showcase the positive environmental benefits of increased planting in grey spaces.

The site – which is currently covered by a layer of gravel ? will be transformed into a ?welcoming oasis of plants? for the Hampton garden feature.

The Kensington Street?s St Mungo?s Hostel project was selected from 13 projects submitted by RHS Britain in Bloom groups from across the country.

Nigel Dunnett, the garden?s creator, said: ?We are delighted to be designing the ‘Greening Grey Britain’ garden at Hampton Court for the RHS and BBC.

?Being creative with ecological ideas, mixing science and art, and using gardens and plants to deliver environmental benefits has always been at the heart of what I do.

?Now, more than ever, it is essential that we champion the role of horticulture, gardens and plants as being in the vanguard of how we address the multiple challenges of climate change in our built environments.

?We need to fill our cities with plants, and to be radical and innovative in how we do it. ?We need to start a revolution!

?With our garden we aim to show how this can be done in even the smallest of places, in community spaces, in private gardens, and in the wider public realm.

?We want to bring all these benefits to life for show visitors, and to demonstrate how we can do this in ways that are beautiful, exciting, and full of meaning.?

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