A Shared Experience

This plot is a space of two halves, both of which are dedicated to the benefits of healthy eating, but each in its own distinct way.

In the first section, the designer aims to highlight how symptoms of menopause can be alleviated with a diet of fresh fruit and veg. In the second half, vegetables including kale and cauliflowers are grown to ward off illness, particularly prostate cancer – something the designer himself has first-hand experience of.

These traditional food crops are offset with acers and verdant Hakonechloa macra agm ( Japanese forest grass) to evoke the peaceful nature of a Japanese garden and encourage visitors to slow down and de-stress – another vital message for maintaining health. Instead of plant names, symptoms of both menopause and prostate cancer are displayed on labels throughout the garden to spark conversations about shared experience.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

We are pleased to announce that we will be at the show again this year. The show runs from 2 – 7 July 2024. You can find further information here.