Resilience Garden by Caitlin McLaughlin, sponsored by Jill Clarke Design Sculptural Metalwork & supporting Child Bereavement UK
The garden is a metaphor for everyday life, and the resilience of the human spirit in overcoming life’s problems, in particular in dealing with bereavement. Everyday positive and negative experiences are represented by architectural metal runners that populate the space, rising to become insurmountable objects and plunging to be easily overcome.
The garden’s naturalistic planting is a balm to stress and emotional turmoil. A mixture of ferns, grasses and flowering perennials provide a peaceful planting scheme. Dripping water pipes and compact rills are subtly placed to run through the planting and seating areas without dominating the space.
The Resilience Garden will raise awareness of the vital work undertaken by Child Bereavement UK, the national charity which supports families and educates professionals when a child dies, or when a child is facing bereavement.