At the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival this month, Worfield Plants supplied SHEDx’s five-star rated ‘Perennial Cut Flower, Bee Pollinating and Herb Garden’ display. The garden was designed to replicate elements of the SHEDx regeneration project in Tolworth, London.
For the past 10 months, Worfield Plants has collaborated with Court Farm Garden Centre to support the SHEDx project, supplying planting for freshly implemented borders and benches in Tolworth. SHEDx, a partnership between The Community Brain and Kingston upon Thames Council, has introduced plants designed to improve health and wellbeing into the local area.
Georgia Neesham, Project Co-ordinator of SHEDx, elaborated:
“SHEDx is a two-year project supported by the Greater London Authority and The Heritage Lottery Fund, designed to stimulate communities in Tolworth, and surrounding areas, to become engaged in re-imagining space, both urban and green, through interventions and creative opportunities.”
SHEDx’s ‘Perennial Cut Flower, Bee Pollinating and Herb Garden’ received 5 stars at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival at the start of this month. The garden was designed to emulate SHEDx’s Tolworth planters. Worfield’s planting largely comprised of bee-friendly perennial flowers and herbs, including: lavender, verbena bonariensis and achillea.
Jamie Ablett, Sales Manager at Worfield Plants, commented:
“I met Georgia and the team at The Community Brain in 2018 and jumped at the opportunity to be involved with such a rewarding and challenging project. We’ve all really enjoyed working together, ensuring plans and planting structures work well aesthetically, and, importantly, attract nature to the local community. The garden display at Hampton Court was such an honour to assist with. The whole team are very proud of the award and recognition.”
The garden will continue to provide benefits to the Tolworth community; it will soon be reused and displayed in locally-made planter units near New Malden Station.