RHS Flower Show garden’s literature theme inspired by Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

The urban landscape design studio, Hosta Consulting, has been selected to exhibit its UNESCO City of Literature themed garden at Tatton Park Flower Show this month.

Entitled ‘A drop of Urban Green’, the landscape design imagines a small unused space within a city transformed into an urban pocket park. The garden occupies an imagined space between two buildings in Nottingham, with the aim to provide an area to relax and increase biodiversity within the hustle and bustle of the city. Taking inspiration from Nottingham’s UNESCO City of Literature status, artwork and poetry produced by local artists and poets will be featured throughout the garden. The installation aims to demonstrate how a garden can work as a public space within an urban context. A range of reclaimed materials have been used to construct the pocket park in order to limit the garden’s environmental impact.

After Tatton Park, this garden will be relocated to an area of Nottingham where it can be enjoyed by residents of local housing group Nottingham City Homes which has supported the garden’s inclusion at Tatton Park.

Helen Taylor, Director of Hosta Consulting, said:

“We are excited to promote the importance of green infrastructure in cities and share the story of why it is vital for nature, people and communities.”

The RHS Tatton Park Flower Show runs from 20th – 24th July 2016. To buy tickets please visit the RHS website