Mindfulness show garden RHS Chatsworth

The health and wellbeing benefits of gardening will be celebrated in a show garden specially designed for the charity Thrive at RHS Chatsworth – one of the country’s most prestigious flower shows. It will form part of a new Mindfulness Gardens category at the show, which runs from 5th-9th June. Designer Richard Rogers is creating the Reflective Mind Garden which aims to bring to life how gardening and gardens can help people facing stress, anxiety and other mental health issues. Richard’s striking design will incorporate sculpture, water, angular blocks, as well as trees, hedging and several hundred plants.

A focal point of the garden, created to promote the work of Thrive and sponsored by fragrance company To The Fairest, will be a 1.8-metre high face sculptured from bronze created by Simon Gudgeon. Positioned against a background of trees and planting, it aims to evoke feelings of calm while reinforcing the link between nature and wellbeing. Richard Rogers said, `With the increasing busyness and pressures of everyday life, the value of taking time out is so important. In this garden, the design and the planting will all invite the visitor to stop, pause and reflect.