Designed by Nigel Dunnett, Adrian Hallam and Chris Arrowsmith
"The Future Nature garden presents our vision of gardens, buildings and urban spaces, filled and covered with exuberant planting for the benefit of people, wildlife and the wider environment.
The ideas in this garden can be used anywhere and by anyone. Artistic use of found and re-used materials, a sense of thrift and restraint, conservation and the management of every drop of rainwater are key principles of the design. Exciting and dynamic planting are essential concepts that fit these challenging times of unpredictable climates and uncertain economics.
This is not a fanciful garden, it is real and achievable; the same principles can be applied to private gardens, community spaces, schools, factories, office developments and urban housing estates.
Future Nature is a new nature – beautiful and intimate, but also an essential part of how we could live in the future."
Dr Nigel Dunnett
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