How to design wellbeing gardens

Show garden at RHS Chatsworth showing sculpture

We were recently invited to share our passion and expertise for creating gardens that are specifically designed to enhance health and wellbeing. During the Covid pandemic more and more people have realised the benefits of spending time outdoors – particularly in parks and gardens. At Richard Rogers Designs we have spent time researching how gardens and green space affect us emotionally and have incorporated this learning into the way in which we do garden design. We are coming to be know as experts in designing wellbeing gardens. As we want as many people as possible to experience the power that gardens have to heal, relax and inspire us, we wrote an article for the gardening charity Thrive on how people can include a ‘wellbeing space’ within their gardens without necessarily having to embark on a full redesign. You can read our article on designing a wellbeing garden space on the Thrive website. If you would like to talk to us about how some of these ideas could be incorporated within your garden we would love to hear from you.