Turfed Out, RHS Hampton Court
July 2022 
This influential show garden was a model for new-build homeowners that could easily be replicated as an eco-sensitive low-maintenance alternative to the identikit lawn gardens that come as standard with new-build homes.

Doing away with the usual turf lawn and replacing it with a traditional herbaceous border that bleeds into a gravel garden offering a creative, resourceful and cost-effective solution to create a more climate-friendly space.

All the plants used in the garden were pollen-rich to attract a broad range of pollinators to increase biodiversity but also drought tolerant requiring minimal watering once established.

The garden also featured custom built gabion seating which doubled as a bug hotel. This was created with fill matter that cost zero pence to emphasise that you can use whatever you might already have in your garden rather than sending it to landfill.

After the show the garden in its entirety was donated to Seabright Primary school in Hackney.

Turfed Out was featured on BBC Gardeners World, The English Garden, Gardens Illustrated, Homes & Garden, Grand Designs Magazine, Pro Landscaper, Modern Gardens, The Garden Design Journal, The Garden Magazine (RHS), The Telegraph, Evening Standard, Countryside Magazine, House Beautiful, Houzz, Petersfield’s Shine Radio, The Elmbridge & Eastern Eye.

All images copyright Maria Savoskula