New West End Garden, a sustainable garden launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show by New West End Company, has been awarded a gold medal. For the first time, London’s West End will be the recipient of an award-winning garden, as after the show, the garden will be relocated to a side street in London’s West End where members of the public will be able to visit the garden.
‘New West End Garden’ which won in the new ‘Spaces to Grow’ category, was designed and produced by Kate Gould. New West End Company partnered with the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, The Portman Estate, Wild West End to create the garden, which is powered by sustainable technology developed by Pavegen. After the show, the garden will be relocated to a site near Oxford Street to create a rich habitat for wildlife, improve air quality and provide a new, calm public space.
Dan Johnson, Director of Placemaking at New West End Company, said:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership to create a garden that is an environmentally sustainable space. After the show ‘New West End Garden’ will be transferred to a quiet side street in London’s West End, where it will benefit people living, working and visiting central London.”