RNIB’s Community Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018

We’re excit​ed to announce that RNIB is exhibiting at the RH​S Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this summer to mark our 150th anniversary. Our Community Garden won the RHS People's Choice award for the Show and World Garden, as well as an RHS Silver Medal.
Kevin standing in RNIB's Community Garden at the RHS Flower Show

Taking place from 2-8 July, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is one of the highlights in the nation's horticultural calendar.

Our Community Garden has been designed by Steve Dimmock, who won Best City Garden and a Silver-Gilt medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2016, and Paula Holland.

The garden has been designed with the input of blind and partially sighted people and will celebrate the community of more than two million people living with sight loss here in the UK. Flowers and shrubs will represent the spectrum of sight loss, moving from shade-loving species to sun-loving, fragrant and sensory types. Sensory aspects of the garden will convey inclusivity, showing how the senses of touch, smell and sound are something that everyone can enjoy, no matter how they see.

Steel walls with windows cut out will surround a central seating area. These windows will feature filters simulating four of the most common eye conditions so that visitors can see through into the garden with the perspective of someone who has glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.