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Project co-ordinator Gabriella Brent and Landscape architect Bill Butterworth speaking from  the Kids Company Garden at Hampton court flower Show reflect on the course of a year long project  which has so far  achieved a Silver Gilt Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society and countless personal and social benefits for all involved!

TheDesign CIC garden, ‘I Dream of the Promised Land’, has been awarded a Gold Medal and ‘Best Visionary Garden’ at the 2011 RHS Tatton Park Flower Show. The garden tells the true story of Agnes who was a 7 year old girl who lived in Rwanda, Africa, in 1994 when the war broke out between the

TheDesign CIC garden ‘Ndota Igihugu Cy’isezerano’ (‘I Dream of the Promised Land’), has won a Gold Medal and Best in Show at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show. The theme of the garden deals with the story of Agnes, a Rwandan refugee who at the age of only seven actually made this frantic journey through the

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One, two! One, two! And through and through  The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!He left it dead, and with its head  He went galumphing bac Callooh! Callay! ‘Jabberwocky’, the TheDesign CIC and Kids Company garden, has won Silver Gilt at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. Bill Butterworth, Director of The Design CIC responded by congratulating the

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‘Twas brilig and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:  All mimsy were the borogoves,  And the mome raths outgrabe.   TheDesign CIC team are in full flow and in the midst of building the Kids Company ‘Jabberwocky’ garden in Hampton Court with the help of numerous enthusiastic Kids Company young adults

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Super news SURF!

Saturday, 05 July 2014 by

We have just heard that our garden: Ndota Igihugu Cy’isezerano ( I dream of the Promised Land) has been accepted   into the Visionary Gardens category  of the  Royal horticultural Society Flower Show at Tatton Park  this July! Here at The Design CIC we are all delighted, but  suffice it to say  that our colleague

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With our mission statement in mind (see previous ‘welcome’ blog), this blog is devoted to highlighting one  or two  crucial questions that we will attempt to address more fully in future postings: How much do we invest in our  homes and gardens? How much do they actively contribute to our health and well being? How

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Congratulations Kids!

Saturday, 05 July 2014 by

Congratulations Kids!Our Kids Company Submission to the English Poets’ Gardens sectionof the Hampton Court Flower Show has just been accepted! Our successful submission, ‘Frabjous Day’ is designed to form the final part of an extended therapeutic play space for Kids Company in Camberwell, South London whose avowed mission is to help heal traumatised young lives. Inspired by the Lewis

Design Process

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 by

The Garden Design and Build Process:    ”The designs were excellent; you interpreted our dreams and aspiration for our garden perfectly” – Charlotte    

Planting Design

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 by

Planting Schemes   The planting scheme is one of the most important elements in the garden design process. The Design CIC weighs and analyses all the prevailing features of the garden before selecting the style, colours, texture and form of the planting design.   The horticultural team at the Design CIC are fully qualified to

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