RHS COMMUNITY GROW GARDEN
We were privilege to be tasked with the job of providing the soft and hard landscaping for The Royal Horticultural Societies Society’s Community Grow garden designed by RHS Horticulturalist Katie Irwin. The RHS Community Grow Garden is located in the heart of RHS Bridgewater, Salford, Greater Manchester and has been designed in the shape of honeycombs as a symbolic connection with the Manchester bee. where it is situated.
This project demanded high quality and standards in keeping with the ethos and values of the RHS. As well as aiming to bring people within the local community together, it will help people to develop their understanding of food and help them develop important skills in growing food.
Communal seating is in the centre of the garden which allows for visitors to connect with each other, whilst sitting down surrounded by hedging and soft landscaping, providing creating a feeling of sanctuary and peace.
The landscaping consisted of drainage works, bespoke oak sleeper beds of varying heights and sizes, gravel pathways leading under metal archways to central seating areas and planting beds. Mulberry trees provide shaded cover and irrigation and watering systems were implemented throughout.
The scheme was recognised within the industry and awarded with a BALI accolade in 2021.