Landscape and Gardening

Projects that demonstrate good practice in water-efficient gardening and landscaping, including use of water efficiency technologies and methods


Winner: Anglian Water – The Potting Shed

Anglian Water – The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed is a unique garden water-saving initiative developed for Anglian Water’s customers and employees and was designed and delivered in 8 weeks. The aim is to change customer behaviour towards water use in the garden and educate them on how they can achieve beautiful gardens while being water efficient. The kit can be posted to customers and contains water storing crystals, water retaining mats, garden watering tips and a pocket guide to drought tolerant plants, produced in collaboration with The Royal Horticultural Society. In total over 30,000 garden kits have been distributed culminating in the winning of Anglian Water’s ‘We Love What you Do’ Managing Director’s Award.

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Runner-up: DMRC Headley Court and Sutton and East Surrey Water – Headley Walled Garden Project

DMRC Headley Court and Sutton and East Surrey Water – Headley Walled Garden Project

Headley Walled Garden Project uses horticulture as part of the rehabilitation for injured soldiers being treated at DMRC Headley Court. The project started in Apr 2011 with the development of a greenhouse and vegetable garden. By May 2012 the building of the Headley Test Track had been completed. The Test Track, vegetable garden and greenhouse, seek to harness the psychological benefit of being outdoors. The project uses meaningful activity to improve concentration, memory and to improve physical function. 

As they developed the project they partnered with Sutton and East Surrey Water drawing on their construction expertise, but also gaining advice as to how to could conserve water resources.

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