Most peoples have turned to gardens and nature to find some calm and mindful moments, so it is no astonishment that this is great attention for the Chelsea Flower Show 2021. RHS has introduced a new Nature preserve Gardens category especially for these anxious times, and An NHS Tribute Garden, in particular, is devoted to catching this theme.
An NHS Tribute Garden designed by Naomi Ferrett-Cohen for the University of Oxford and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the orchard is a celebration of all those who have worked so determinedly, and given firm support and care, throughout the COVID-19. “This has been a stressful time for all of us and it is a difficult topic to deal with carefully, to convey in a garden. What we decided to do is really focus on those that have been working together for one cause,” Naomi tells.
What encouraged the NHS Tribute Garden in Chelsea Flower Show 2021?
NHS Tribute Garden came about because of a former garden called A Life Without Walls created by Naomi Ferrett-Cohen at Chelsea Flower Show 2018. This garden was about the experience of people living with HIV. Professor John Frater of the University of Oxford, a specialist in infectious illnesses, had worked with Naomi on that project, and got in touch again last summer. She explains “Because of what has happened with COVID-19, at the university he and the whole team changed what they were doing and turned to researching the vaccine”.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021: An NHS Tribute Garden: Design features
An NHS Tribute Garden design is for a relaxing space to reflect, and feel immersed in nature, but it also had to somehow represent the trials and achievements of the past 18 months. Naomi tells, “I came up with the idea of using water, in a series of rills and small pools which represent everyone coming together.”
- water, in a series of rills and small pools, representing emotions
- steps leading to an oak canopy with curving edges
- soft planting with a calming feel
- ornamental grasses: Stipa gigantea and Anemanthele lessoniana
- late-season flowers: Echinacea pallida, Persicaria ‘Firetail’, aster ‘Little Carlow’, Achillea ‘Walther Funke’
- dahlias including ‘Thomas Edison’
The water movements around the orchard, down winding rills, into and out of many different little round pools, which symbolize the diverse groups of people who have come together and collaborated for the greater good. It then flows on to a final, larger central pool. “That represents where we are all hoping to get to, that point where we can all have a normal life again, where we are safe and can move around once more.”
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What date is RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021?
Chelsea Flower Show starts from 21 September 2021 to 26 September 2021. Be overwhelmed by colorful flowers, state-of-the-art garden designs and amazing exhibits at the significant Chelsea flower show 2021 virtual, now taking place online.
Chelsea Flower Show is presently taking place virtually until May 21, 2021, and is free to watch on the website of RHS.
If anyone wants to attend the event physically, then it is running from 21 to 26th of September. It starts at 8:00am and ends at 8:00pm from Tuesday until Saturday, and on Sunday the event will be open from 8:00am to 5:30pm.
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Where RHS Chelsea flower show 2021 location?
RHS Chelsea flower show is being held at its usual location on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.
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