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Bloom 2010 - show garden

Project name: ‘Rain Garden’

Large show garden for Bloom in the Park 2010


The theme of a ‘Rain Garden’ is a very topical issue at the present, both in terms of water conservation and rain water run off management. The garden has been designed to capitalise on both these issues. The garden and all its elements work around a ‘Rain Water Harvesting Unit’. Water can be collected from the roof, and from hard surfaces in the garden. All water collected is then processed and used both internally and externally.

By creating a usable and interactive garden space we aim to demonstrate that being environmentally sustainable doesn’t have to lead to functional design. Using the correct materials and technology we can create outstanding gardens whilst enhancing our environment.


  • Gold Medal
  • Best in Show




May 2010