Mind’s Eye Garden set for Chelsea
PUBLISHED: 08:42 19 May 2014
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the UK’s leading sight loss charity, is working in partnership with Brentwood-based residential property developer Countryside to host the Mind’s Eye Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this month.
The Mind’s Eye Garden, designed by award-winning landscape designers LDC, will feature in the show’s Fresh Garden category, which champions innovation and creativity, challenging designers to think outside the traditional perceptions of a Chelsea garden.
The Mind’s Eye concept is the brainchild of designer Tom Prince, who makes his Chelsea debut this year. He has developed the garden in partnership with Alex Frazier, LDC’s talented landscape architect. Together with the wider LDC team, the young design duo have worked closely with RNIB to ensure the garden is inspired by and reflects the experiences of sight loss by using textures, sounds, tastes and smells to stimulate all the senses. As a result, the garden can be enjoyed equally by blind and partially sighted people as well as those who can see.