'Space within'
Mindfulness show garden

RHS CHatsworth. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England


Rae's Mindfulness Show Garden won three awards including a coveted Gold Medal at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, 2019.

RHS Chatsworth Gold Medal awarded to Rae Wilkinson. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England
Rae created the 'Space Within' garden at Chatsworth Flower Show 2019 as a biophilic meditation space in which to escape the hectic outside world for a moment of calm within nature.

The garden won a clean sweep of awards – Gold Medal, 'Best In Category' and 'People's Choice'.

A moon gate climber curtain represented a portal from the busy outside world, through which the visitor passed to the meditation deck in the space within. The central area symbolised the healing, tranquil inner space found during meditation, whilst providing a space within which to attain this. A mini forest referenced Shinrin-yoku – the healing power of forest bathing and being amongst trees to enable wellbeing.

A second moon gate portal at the back of the space provided a view through a water curtain to lush foliage behind, calming the senses and symbolising the energetic flow and continuation which follows on from a moment of calm.

Space Within - an award winning RHS Chatsworth Show Garden. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England Space Within - an award winning RHS Chatsworth Show Garden. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England Space Within - an award winning RHS Chatsworth Show Garden. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England
Space Within - an award winning RHS Chatsworth Show Garden. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England Space Within - an award winning RHS Chatsworth Show Garden. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England
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Plants and green spaces have provided a source of sanctuary, tranquility and wonder for me throughout my life. We are created from nature, and to be be among nature can only be good for us.
Space Within - an award winning RHS Chatsworth Show Garden. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England Space Within - an award winning RHS Chatsworth Show Garden. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England Space Within - an award winning RHS Chatsworth Show Garden. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England Space Within - an award winning RHS Chatsworth Show Garden. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England
Space Within - an award winning RHS Chatsworth Show Garden. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England Space Within - an award winning RHS Chatsworth Show Garden. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England
Space Within - an award winning RHS Chatsworth Show Garden. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England
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