Nurture Through Nature
The latest show garden from Newquay-based garden designer Kim Parish, reflects the recent rise in garden room popularity. ‘Nurture Through Nature’ is a garden inspired by the world’s changed experience over the last two years, specifically finding ways of mastering a better work-life balance as more of us move to a more flexible, ‘hybrid’ way of working.
- Following success at RHS Chelsea, show season takes the Landscapes of Distinction team on to BBC Gardener’s World Live 2022.
- Kim Parish’s latest design builds on her gold medal winning debut at this event last year.
- ‘Nurture through Nature’ themed garden promotes the positive power of plants and the value of vitamin G.
- Kim is one of three landscapers from across the UK to be shortlisted for the prestigious, national Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) award.
- Best APL Avenue Show Garden winner will be announced at the BBC Gardeners’ World Live event on 15th June 2022
Nurture Through Nature: the positive power of plants
Taking the theme of ‘Work, Rest and Play in a Sustainable Way’, Kim has designed a unique, typically sized back garden which highlights how you can transform any green space, no matter the size.
The garden celebrates the effects of green space on health, wellbeing and productivity, turning home working inside out. As Professor Alistair Griffiths the RHS Director of Science explains
“Vitamin G is ‘green’, and research has shown that getting a daily dose improves our sense of personal wellbeing,’
Plants are built into the fabric of this garden design, both inside and out. Living structures, including the sedum living roof by Sedum Green Roof and Alex Hobbs’ living wall, introduce innovative ways to green up any space.
Kim Parish, director at Landscapes of Distinction and designer of ‘Nurture Through Nature’, said:
“Our garden was inspired by the positive power of plants and the value of vitamin G. We wanted to emphasise the importance of fostering a positive work-life balance, reflected in the dual aspect of the
garden, which creates the perfect space to both work and unwind”
Ripple effects of cold-water therapy
A chill swimming convert at home in Cornwall, Kim was also keen to make this experience accessible in other locations. Achieved through the garden’s refreshing immersion pool to promote the use of cold-water therapy in treatment of stress, anxiety and depression.
The ripple effects of cold-water dips on the immune system and personal resilience are also widely reported as part of a movement towards mindfulness.
Elsewhere in the garden, Parish creates space for relaxation and wellness with large doors that open onto an outdoor dining area, which is ideal for relaxing and socialising.
Thank you to our sponsors and suppliers Alex Hobbs, Taylored Garden Rooms, Sedum Green Room, Rolawns, Adrift Furniture, Marshalls Landscaping, Hedges Direct, Hardy Exotics Nursery and Hayle Plants
16-19 June 2022 @ Birmingham’s NEC
The Garden Gallery
Building and creating our prize winning garden was a lot of fun! Below are images showing the building, some of our visitors and the finished product.
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1. Building it…….
2. The Finished Garden…..
3. Some visitors….