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Contemplation Garden for Gardening Leave in Chelsea, London

Contemplation Garden for Gardening Leave, Chelsea

Based at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the charity Gardening Leave wanted to create a calm space for reflection for military veterans suffering from PTSD, as well as their resident Chelsea Pensioners. Rosemary designed a woodland garden with interlinking paths, bringing together some delightful existing mature trees, such as a Gingko biloba, a Magnolia, and several fruit trees. The garden opened in October 2013.

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Chelsea Flower 2023 – Feels Like Home

As we make our way in today’s interconnected world, many of us may find ourselves far from home.  But wherever life takes us - through adventure, work, family or business- a garden is a place to ground ourselves.  A place we can feel lifted up, calm and nurtured. This garden creates a place of memories for the designer from New Zealand. Plants and colours remind her of the natural landscape…

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