As part of Poundbury Gardens’ 15th anniversary celebrations to undertake 15 community planting projects, we are supplying a selection of shrubs and herbaceous perennials for Kingston Maurward’s The Space Within Garden, which will appear in the Sanctuary Garden category at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The plants will be used by the 100-strong team of students and staff to create their melodic fusion of shade, light and movement, while celebrating Dorset horticulture at the UK’s most prestigious flower show.

Designed by Kingston Maurward’s own garden designer, Michelle Brown, The Space Within Garden takes inspiration from the gardens of the French Riviera, combining styles from Europe and Dorset. In keeping with the project’s zero waste philosophy, we are supplying around 30 varieties of plants and recycled pots that have been brought back to the garden centres by customers.

While the horticultural students have been developing design ideas and potting up and growing on the plants from Poundbury, those studying wildlife and conservation are constructing a sanctuary wall using reclaimed timber from Kingston Maurward’s 750-acre estate and platform structures are being built by the welding, fabrication and blacksmithing department.

The Space Within Garden will be among 12 Sanctuary Gardens on show at RHS Chelsea Flower Show from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 May 2022.