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We at East of Eden Plants sell only the finest quality hardy exotic, tropical, Mediterranean and other world plants. To match our plants we also sell selected specially imported high quality accessories such as these genuine 19th Century Spanish olive jars and pots.

 

 

RHS - Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Sustainable Garden Themes

WENDY ALLEN DESIGNS

Plants by East of Eden Plants and other specialist growers.

COME AND SEE OUR 'WATER-WISE' PLANTS AND TALK TO US AT WENDY ALLEN'S SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CALLED 'THE RAIN CHAIN' FEATURED AT THIS YEAR'S
RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW

Wendy Allen on her Gold Medal winning 'Rain Chain' Garden at Hampton Court Flower Show with Rachel de Thame and Cleve West
View the Garden

Wendy's design has come together using plants from several specialist growers. Having worked with us before and knowing about our Kew Gardens Coastal Mediterranean theme, Wendy approached us for the supply of plants for her fabulous small sustainable garden design.

Our Peter and Wendy are presently exploring future collaborative design work with an inspirational twist particularly based on sustainable themes including roof gardens in which they both have a specialism.

Wendy Allen - Hampton Court 2009

Featuring a green roof and a rain garden to absorb rainwater and reduce the risk of flash flooding, our urban front garden features in the first ever Sustainable Gardens category at the show.

The rear wall is made from 100% recyclable, FSC approved Accoya timber (50 year durability softwood) from renewable resources. It has been especially constructed by Westgate Joinery to be rebuilt as a Summerhouse after the show.

Westgate Joinery - Hampton Court 2009

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show www.rhs.org.uk

Category: Sustainable Gardens

Garden: The Rain Chain

RHS Gold Medal
GOLD MEDAL WINNER

 

Our collaboration at Hampton Court this year is with outstanding London designer Wendy Allen.

Congratulations on a gold, Wendy!!

www.wendyallendesigns.co.uk

 

As with all RHS Hampton Court Shows, there is a serious side to gardening.

This year there is a new Category to reflect the changes we must make in our built environment.

This garden is a realisation within Hadlow College's Sustainable Learning Community program.

 

'Set in a coastal railway town in southern England, this urban front garden channels rainfall via a green roof, water butt and rain chain to a rain garden, where it can soak away gradually. The rain garden plants like moist or waterlogged soil but will also tolerate dryer periods'

 

No longer is it permissible to create an impermeable area bigger than 5 square metres (6 square yards) in town gardens without planning permission.

The combined effect of everyone making great areas of slabs, where the rain water cannot escape, has led to the serious problem of flash flooding.

The design also includes how to create sustainable green roofing, which helps reduce urban over-warming as well as adding a carbon and air-pollutants sink.

 

Planning law changes - concrete gets the boot - more

 

 

 


 

HAMPTON COURT - 2009

 

Wendy Allen with Cleve West and Rachel de Thame

 

Let it rain - let it drain - concrete gets the boot

No longer is it permissible to create an impermeable area bigger than 5 square metres (6 square yards) in town gardens without planning permission.

The combined effect of everyone making great areas of slabs, where the rain water cannot escape, worsens the already serious problem of flash flooding. This design uses both absorbent surfaces and 'green screen' instant hedging instead of boundary walls to help avoid creating flood problems.

The design also includes how to create sustainable green roofing, which helps reduce urban over-warming as well as adding a carbon and air-pollutants sink.

 

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