Garden office to be key part of sustainable project

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A garden office is to form a major aspect of a new "sustainable garden", it has been revealed.

The "Wild Garden", which will be shown at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011, will feature a garden office built from a former shipping container with a "green roof and habitat walls", GreenBuildingPress.co.uk reported.

According to the website, the office will reflect the recycling ethic of the garden as a converted shipping container is transformed into "a living structure".

The walls will also be made from urban waste materials and objects, as well as natural stone.

It was revealed that the whole plot has been designed as a "rain garden" with a view to capturing and using every single drop of rain that falls on it.

This involves making use of the garden building's roof, collecting pools and the type and arrangement of plants.

Nigel Dunnett of the Landscape Agency, which conceived the design, said: "William Robinson was truly a pioneer of sustainable gardening whose theories were a century ahead of his time.

"I hope that the Wild Garden will prompt a renewed interest in his ideas, particularly his championing of nature-like planting, local materials and sense of place, as articulated in his seminal book 'The Wild Garden'."

Posted by David Webb   - 07 January 2011
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