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Centre for Mental Health's The Balance Garden

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Centre for Mental Health

Centre for Mental Health is an independent charity which challenges policies, systems and society, so that everyone can have better mental health. By developing mental health research, the Centre equips services and decision makers to meet people’s needs and reduce mental health inequalities.

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Garden Rehoming

Where can you visit this garden after the Show?

After the show, the Centre for Mental Health Balance Garden was relocated to Markfield Park in Tottenham, North London, creating a new space for the whole community to enjoy. Haringey, where Tottenham is located, has higher than national average levels of poverty and depression. Centre for Mental Health, in partnership with Wild City Studio, are monitoring how the relocated garden is used within Markfield Park in the hope it can provide a blueprint for wild, urban community spaces that can be recreated across the UK.

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“We know from research that if you have access to green space and contact with nature, it improves your mental health. The relocation of the garden to Tottenham will create a beautiful space and will enhance people’s wellbeing while also providing a real example of what community gardens can achieve.” Andy Bell, CEO, Centre for Mental Health

Tom Stuart-Smith
Garden Designer