Today’s Friday Film features an inside look at the New Wild Garden from the 2011 Chelsea RHS Flower Show designed by Nigel Dunnett filmed by Dusty Gedge. The garden features a great many elements for wildlife including a stone wall for habitat with built-in insect shelters as well as an insect wall for solitary bees and other insects on the shelter. The shelter is constructed out of a reused shipping container by Green Roof Shelters and includes a green roof designed for biodiversity. Also part of the design is a beautiful rain garden which captures overflow water from the green roof on the shelter and a wild planting area for pollinators.
From the Vimeo description::
The centre piece of the Chelsea RHS Flower show silver gilt New Wild Garden designed by Nigel Dunnett. The new Green Roof Shelters Home Office for shedworking or just as a summerhouse combines elegant design with a range of features designed for biodiversity. A good depth green roof provides wildflower diversity for foraging bumblebees and a designed habitat wall/bee hotel provides nesting for solitary and mining bees.