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St Mungo's Putting Down Roots Garden

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About the garden

A garden inspired by

St Mungo's

St Mungo’s outreach teams go out each night to meet people who are homeless and to help them off the streets. With 17 outreach teams we are one of the largest providers of outreach services in the country.

Each night we offer a bed and support to more than 3,200 people across London, the south east and south west. We believe that people can – and do – recover from the issues that cause homelessness. We work to prevent homelessness and support people at every step of their recovery from homelessness.

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Garden Rehoming

Where can you visit this garden after the Show?

Following the show, the garden was split and relocated across two sites - one in London Bridge City at Southwark Crown Court; the other in Guy’s Hospital campus at King’s College London, to bring greenery and respite outside the hospital entrance. Both sites will be maintained by Putting Down Roots clients for the enjoyment of the whole community.

"Public spaces are so good for our health and wellbeing and that’s become particularly apparent during the pandemic. We think it’s really important to show public gardens that are inclusive and available to everyone. We want people to see that they can be designed imaginatively whilst also being sustainable." - Darryl Moore, Designer

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"We saw this as an opportunity very early on to tell our story in a sincere and authentic way, drawing on what we already do as an organisation. Since the beginning of our Chelsea journey, we have seen a huge increase in sign ups for Putting Down Roots, our gardening as therapy project for people who have experienced homelessness. This is what success looks like for us." - Ben Eden-Davis, Head of Individual Giving, St Mungo’s

Tom Stuart-Smith
Garden Designer