The long awaited 2011 Chelsea flower show has confirmed one of the main attractions will be a sustainable rain garden. The garden design captures every rain and water drop. This project has been developed by Ed Payne and Newcastle University graduates.
This rain garden will be the first of its kind at the Chelsea flower show. Ed Payne‘s key aim was to highlight the importance of not wasting water, a resource he describes as ‘precious’.
Rain Garden Features
The garden design retains water using a garden water cycle and with a collection of pools, the retained water shines beautifully.
At the heart of the garden design project, Ed Payne has confirmed there will be a recycled shipping container and a deck created from timber, reclaimed from sea defences. He stresses that all materials used to build this mater piece are recycled and sustainable.
Ed Payne describes the garden as: ‘”It’s an ethos which we place at the heart of all our projects – looking at how new technologies and materials can be used to restore and revive areas in a way that enhances and benefits the environment.”
Make sure you attend this year to view this stunnning garden!