Woolbeding Glasshouse and Gardens
MRG Studio, Heatherwick Studio and Fergus Garrett have designed a garden that evokes a diverse range of natural environments found along the historical Silk Road. Initial studies were carried out to distil the habitats into an ambition for twelve garden environments. These range from environments of dry temperate to Mediterranean to humid subtropical climates.
The aim to create an immersive experience of these different habitats is not fulfilled by simply planting the same plants in the gardens, but by understanding how local conditions (climate, soil, etc.) and the growth requirements of different types of plants can be worked together to recreate the look and feel of these awe-inspiring places.
Planning consent was granted by the South Downs National Park in March 2019 and construction is to start in July 2019.