Gardening Leave is a very special sort of garden, one of several run by this charity. Located in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, it’s a very different, tranquil and quiet space from the hustle and bustle of the well-known Chelsea Flower Show. Founded in Ayrshire six years ago, the charity specialises in horticultural therapy for ex-military personnel with mental health problems.
On arrival it can be a bit tricky finding your way to the garden, faced with the railings and gates which surround the Royal Hospital; but, if you look out for the brightly coloured elephant, you’ll know that your destination is close by.
|Look out for the brightly coloured elephant.|
|Gutters are used for planting.|
|The Birds Country Club have made twee and appealing bird boxes for sale.|