In Pictures: The Life Cycle garden
The London Wildlife Trust's Life Cycle Garden at this years RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. It is a sustainable garden that explores the natural cycles that are essential to successful wildlife and climate friendly gardening.
The garden displays all the stages in plant life cycles including death and decay and highlights what can be achieved within small city gardens.
Elaine Hughes, London Wildlife Trust's expert gardener, and a team of volunteers have been busy constructing the garden. It is on show at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show from 7-12 July 2009.
A living table and chairs on show. The Life Cycle Garden was awarded a gold medal in the Sustainable Garden category at the Hampton Court Flower Show.
ďWe are incredibly pleased and excited to have won a gold medal. It shows that wildlife gardening can be of a beautiful, gold award winning standard." Elaine Hughes, London Wildlife Trustís expert gardener, who designed the Life Cycle garden.
The surfaces have been designed for maximum water absorption, there are recycled steel drums for rainwater collection and compost bins made from recycled wood.
The Life Cycle Garden follows a seven point plan from the London Wildlife Trust to help Londoners transform their urban gardens into wildlife and climate-friendly spaces.
A reclaimed timber pathway. 'Garden for a living London' will help city gardeners across the capital get tips and advice including how to turn your shed roof 'green'.