Wild Hart Ltd is among a prestigious group to work on the RHS Back to Nature Garden co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
Wild Hart Ltd created the centre piece hollow log and den building area for the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Ltd.
The garden was inspired by the designer’s memories of time outdoors in nature. The Hollow Log made from a huge old Chestnut tree which had fallen years ago in a Devon field was joined by a waterfall and stream, and huge wild looking treehouse. Over 15 six metre trees and 2500 woodland plants created the perfect setting. A garden walkway made from reclaimed Southend Pier timber enabled thousands of visitors to step into the garden.
Landscape Architects Andree Davies and Adam White said “We were delighted to involve Nick Sneller in the RHS Back to Nature garden. He searched and searched for the perfect fallen tree and his attention to detail and superb craftsmanship really added somethings special to the garden. Nicks contribution helped create a garden which has hopefully encouraged more families to get outdoors to play, explore, grow plants and connect with nature”
The RHS Back to Nature Garden is part of the RHS’s partnership with NHS England, which promotes the physical and emotional wellbeing that access to green spaces and gardening provides. After Chelsea, some of the planting will go to an NHS Mental Health Trust, as part of a national competition run by the RHS.
Continuing the collaboration and to engage even wider audiences, The Duchess of Cambridge and Davies White Ltd will be co-designing two further RHS Gardens, maintaining many of elements, including the woodland walkway from the Garden at Chelsea, at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (2-7 July 2019) and RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, which will open in the autumn later this year. part of a national competition ran by the RHS.