'Mind Trap' RHS Chelsea 2017 wins GOLD

MIND TRAP Fresh Garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, Site FR82 This garden is a physical manifestation of my personal experience of suffering from and living with depression. It's purpose is to help those that suffer in similar ways to be assured that they are not alone in their own personal struggles. It also endeavours to explain to others that have no personal experience of suffering what it may feel like, by way of a physical tangible living garden with the use of symbolism and creating an atmosphere. https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/Gardens/2017/mind-trap A huge thank you to everyone involved. Without you, the garden would have remained an idea on paper.

RHS Chelsea 2017

MIND TRAP
A Fresh Garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, Site FR82

This garden is a physical manifestation of my personal experience of suffering from and living with depression. It's purpose is to help those that suffer in similar ways to be assured that they are not alone in their own personal struggles. It also endeavours to explain to others that have no personal experience of suffering what it may feel like, by way of a physical tangible living garden with the use of symbolism and creating an atmosphere. 

Mind Trap contains plants, features and structures that have symbolic meaning and this continues into the creation of the spaces themselves. The most dominant features visible from the outside of the garden are the four metal walls and they act as a foil for the planting on the exterior of the garden and enclose the inner, central area of the garden. The walls are hugely symbolic as they can be create a feeling of security, as well as feel like a prison.  

It is with thanks to the following companies that Mind Trap will become a reality
Conway Landscapes - main contractor
Patio.ie - manufacture of all metal features
CED - supplier of all hard landscape path material, gravel and stone
Kelways Nursery - planting and specimens
Eco Assist - Electrial Contractor
Barcham Trees - large trees
Landscape Plus - lighting, electrical and pond equipment
Lindum Turf - boundary turf

https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/Gardens/2017/mind-trap

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The central seat and dark bubbling pool area surrounded by four large metal walls. This is the starting point in the garden. The four paths that lead off this central isolated seat are representative of four avenues of help. Not all of these paths lead


A closer view of the isolated seat within the centre of the bubbling black water


The view from the outsiders perspective looking in towards the centre.



The view fro the outside of the garden looking back in towards the central area. The spiral water feature is there to remind you that even when you have regained control, you can always spiral back to where you came from.


A very proud moment showing one of the Chelsea Pensioners around the garden.


A Royal visitor, the Duchess of Cambridge, to the Mind Trap garden. Heads Together put their name to the garden which aligned perfectly with their positive mental health awareness campaign. It was an honour to show the Duchess around the garden and expl


Mind Trap for RHS Chelsea 2017


Mind Trap for RHS Chelsea 2017


The garden was awarded a prestigious RHS Chelsea 2017 gold Medal. Without the team to make it a reality, this honour would not have been possible. Thank you to all.