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Conceived as an enclosed garden for its RHS Chelsea Flower Show participation, the garden takes a new shape in its final iteration at OmVed Gardens. Here, it grows outside the pavilion and the space that was previously occupied by it becomes a refuge bubble from where to learn more about seed saving, host dinner and events and enjoy waterproof views of the pond and its verdant surroundings, designed by landscape architect Paul Gazerwitz.

 

OmVed Gardens' curvilinear forms, shapes and meandering path symbolises the seasons and the continuum of life and aims to encourage an exploration and discovery of the symbiotic relationship to plants and our health, both physically and mentally.

The Kitchen Garden features OmVed's signature circular planters, where our Urban Growing team cultivates a variety of vegetables for food and the purposes of seed saving. Vicky Chown, OmVed’s Head of Urban Growing and Sonia Rego, The Seed Saving Network manager, have highlighted ten plants from the kitchen garden that we recommend saving seed from because of their performance, nutritional benefits, or flavour.

Spread out throughout the flower meadow and the pond, there is a carefully curated collection of wild and native plants selected for their ecological importance such as hawthorn, blackthorn and elder. Sadly, many of these plants are considered weeds but by demonstrating their intrinsic value, we hope to encourage people to plant and cherish these as a legacy for future generations.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2022 Plant List

You can find all these at OmVed Gardens

Trees and Shrubs:​

  • Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn)

  • Mespilus germanica (Medlar)

  • Pyrus communis ‘Williams Bon Cheritien’ (Pear)

  • Ribes ‘Rovada’ (Red Currant)

  • Ribes nigrum (Black Currant)

  • Rubus ‘Tulamen’ (Raspberry)

  • Salix alba Chermesina (Scarlet Willow)

  • Viburnum Opulus (Guelder-rose)

Vegetables

  • Bean 'Black Hopi’

  • Bean ‘Berlotti’

  • Beetroot ‘Chioggia’

  • Courgette‘Tombocino’

  • Cucumber ‘Crystal Lemon’

  • Leek

  • Lettuce ‘Roxy’

  • Radish ‘White Icicle’

  • Rainbow Chard

  • Soybean ‘Gaia’

  • Spring Onion

  • Tomato ‘Black Cherry’

  • Tomato ‘Yellow Currant’

Herbaceous, climbers and herbs:

  • Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

  • Amaranthus tricolor ‘Red Army’ (Red Amaranth)

  • Angelica archangelica (Angelica)

  • Apium graveolens (Celery Leaf)

  • Atriplex hortensis var rubra (Red Mountain Spinach)

  • Borago officinalis (Borage)

  • Calendula officinalis (Marigold)

  • Calendula officinalis ‘Indian Prince’ (Marigold)

  • Chamomile nobile (Lawn Chamomile)

  • Cichorium intybus (Chicory)

  • Diplotaxis tenuifolia (Wild Rocket)

  • Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel)

  • Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry)

  • Houttuynia cordata (Chameleon Plant)

  • Lavandula ‘Hidcote’ (Lavender)

  • Luzula nivea (Snowy Woodrush)

  • Mentha pulegium ‘Upright’ (Penny Royal Mint)

  • Mentha spiata var crispa ‘Moroccan’ (Moroccan Mint)

  • Myrrhis odorata (Sweet Cicily)

  • Papaver rhoeas (Corn Poppy)

  • Papaver somniferum ‘Laurens Grape’ (Opium Poppy)

  • Rheum rhabarbarum ‘Glaskins Perpetual’ (Rhubarb)

  • Rumex scutatus (Buckler leaf Sorrel)

  • Salvia officinalis (Sage)

  • Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle)

  • Symphytum officinale (Comfrey)

  • Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

  • Tropaeolum majus ‘Empress of India’ (Nasturtium)

  • Vitis vinifera (Grape)

Wildflowers

  • Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)

  • Nettles (Urtica dioica)

  • Ox Eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

  • Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea)

  • Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi)

  • Red Campion (Silene vulgaris)

  • Salad Burnet (Sainguisorba minor)

  • Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)

  • Woodruff (Galium odoratum)

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10 Varieties selected by OmVed Gardens for
their performance, nutritional benefits, or flavour

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