Chelsea Flower Show Garden opens to the public in the heart of London’s West End
On 25 June the Sir Simon Milton award-winning New West End garden opened just off London’s world-famous Oxford Street after being moved to the heart of the West End from RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Wild West End Garden has been developed by the area’s businesses to improve biodiversity and air quality, promoting happiness and wellbeing in the retail and leisure centre.
The Wild West End Garden, which won a gold medal in the Spaces to Grow category at Chelsea Flower Show last month, has been moved to Old Quebec Street in London’s West End to provide a tranquil, green oasis for to visitors to the district. It was created through a partnership between New West End Company, Europe’s largest retail-led business partnership, The Portman Estate, Baker Street Quarter Partnership, Marble Arch London BID and Wild West End – a partnership between major West End property owners which seeks to create greater connections with nature for residents, visitors and workers. The garden was designed by five times gold-winning garden designer Kate Gould.
Cllr Richard Beddoe, Cabinet Member for Place Shaping and Planning, Westminster City Council, said: “High streets across the country are changing and as councils it is our role to reshape public spaces to suit modern lifestyles. Bringing this fantastic garden to the heart of our city, The Wild West End scheme, and projects like it ensure our historic centres stay relevant, creating unique new attractions for everyone to enjoy.”