Lulu Urquart of Urquhart & Hunt, and trustee of Forest of Selwood has a garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 that showcases how beavers allow biodiversity to thrive through their astounding manipulation of the landscape.
In support of Rewilding Britain, this garden exemplifies the harmonious coexistence of people and the natural world that the concept of rewilding advances. Featuring a timber track, a wildlife viewing hide, native plant species and a series of beaver dams, the garden portrays a landscape both restored and re-imagined.
Beavers became extinct in the UK 400 years ago, and only in recent years have they been reintroduced back into parts of the country, notably in Exmoor National Park, Dartmoor National Park and east Devon. The inspiration for the garden comes from seeing the incredible abundance, diversity and beauty that comes from the presence of beavers, a mammal once lost to the British landscape and now reintroduced.
Tuesday 24 – 28th May 2022