This Conceptual Garden at RHS Hampton Court conveyed the importance of using earth’s natural elements for a low carbon future.
Near Future Garden communicated clear and positive climate change messages.
Over 10,000 visitors walked on NFG carbon path over 6 days and engaged with messages about a low carbon future that is possible using renewable energies.
Near Future Garden Gold inspires gardening in changing world designs for 2017
NFG was awarded a Gold Medal in the Conceptual Category at the 2016 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.
The lasting legacy of the garden was a unique ability to use plants and innovative garden design to raise interest in climate change issues and understanding of a low carbon future powered by renewable energies.
Strong interest in the changing climate concepts received from over 10,0000 visitors and extensive BBC TV coverage prompted the RHS to offer a completely new garden design category for the 2017 Hampton Court Flower Show.
“Gardens for a Changing World” puts designers on the front-line of important issues such as climate events and the planting war against urbanisation. It urges them to place nature and the environment at the centre of modern city lifestyles and deliver inspirational designs to engage visitors with important issues about the future.
NFG was inspired by Climate Gardens – a communications and design consultancy founded by Deborah Scott Anderson. Climate Gardens uses gardens & plants to empower greener action on climate change and city living.
Following the success of NFG, Climate Gardens is developing a second interactive design project called The Carbon Path in collaboration with Tom Massey, a talented RHS gold medal garden designer.The Carbon Path will empower individuals living in a range of global cities to take personal steps towards a low carbon future using renewable energies.
View our famous Climate Champions who donated their footprints to Near Future Garden.