Zoflora & Caudwell Children’s Wild Garden
ZOFLORA & CAUDWELL CHILDREN’S WILD GARDEN
– wins the treble at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
We are proud to have collaborated on the award winning garden at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show as master craftsman.
The Zoflora and Caudwell Children’s Wild Garden won an RHS Gold Medal, the highly coveted RHS Best in Show and the popular RHS People’s Choice Award at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2017. Designed by Landscape Architects Adam White and Andrée Davies, Winning the treble is unheard at any RHS Flower Show as the public normally choose a garden for entirely different reasons to the judges. They designed the Zoflora & Caudwell Children’s Wild Garden which highlighted the beneficial qualities of a therapeutic garden for children with various disabilities, in particular Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Designed as a therapeutic wild garden the use of playful and edible planting, wild grassy mounds, huge trees and tree-top nests, a huge spinning boulder, hidden woodland scent pots, a secret mushroom cave, a ground level trampoline, a giant hollow oak log and opportunities to play and explore along a woodland stream were all on offer. A number of secluded spaces within the garden provided somewhere safe to relax.
BBC Gardeners World presenter Monty Don said the garden was like no other show garden he had ever seen before and was beautifully designed and constructed.
During October 2017 the garden will be reimagined at the Caudwell International Children’s Centre at Keele University, Staffordshire, which provides multi-disciplinary support for children with developmental disorders.