Ed has named his garden ‘Finding [urban] Nature’ aka F[u]N. F[u]N showcases wasteland sites. As a child, he would spend his days building dens on brownfield land, bringing joy to an unloved space. Visitors are encouraged by his vision to see these derelict areas as important urban spaces for wildlife. Consequently, this space provides a way to improve mental health and wellbeing for those who are inspired to work on a site, and above all, building a community.
Ed’s garden consists of reclaimed materials, including concrete, crushed brick and toilets. His plantation includes brownfield flowers mixed in with garden plants. The focus of the project is on a central scaffold pavilion, creating a playful place within.
Global Stone donated natural stone Old Rectory in York Green to Ed. The show garden recognises the impact that inspiration like this can have on urban areas. As a result, Ed clearly demonstrates in his garden the opportunity to transform brownfield sites into temporary social/biodiversity spaces before they are finally developed.
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