Planting plan for Gardening Leave
Gardening Leave overgrown woodland
Overgrown with brambles in The Royal Hospital Chelsea garden
Brambles under apple tress
The volunteers at Work
Hard work but looking good!
Newly cleared garden
Cleared woodland waiting for plants

Based at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners, the charity Gardening Leave wanted to provide an area for veterans to find to tranquility. The Royal Hospital kindly allowed Gardening Leave to develop an section of their garden which had become overgrown.  Rosemary  designed a woodland garden with interlinking paths, bringing together some delightful features, such as a Gingko biloba, a Magnolia, and several fruit trees.  Oxford Planters generously donated some seating and ISS their time to build the paths.  The garden opened in October 2013 – more photos to follow as the garden develops.