RHS Tatton 20

Rehearse garden for Shooting Star Childrens Hospice 

The rehearse garden is inspired by rhythmic qualities being used in outdoor spaces. A circular, meandering route around the space allows for repetition whilst protruding vents and walls break the organic form of the planted beds. copper clad water features bring natural sound to the garden and three windows in each wall act as a structural repeated form. the garden is imagined as a classical musicians front garden. An entry to a private house and studio. tuning of instruments and layers of practiced musical pieces will be heard when sitting in the space. each element in the garden is placed to reflect these sounds in a visual form to create a balanced, calming garden.

Shooting Star

Shooting Star Children's Hospices supports babies, children and young people living with life-limited conditions and their families, across London and Surrey. Thanks to medical advances children with life-limiting conditions are living longer and the help they need is increasingly complex. We help families make every moment count by supporting them from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care. Our bespoke support is free of charge to families and includes a named key worker, a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family, specialist nursing care and short breaks at our two hospices (Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford) or in the family home, symptom management, end of life care and bereavement support. The gardens would be used by the supported children and their families, in a variety of ways which could include playing when on a respite break, bereavement therapies and as a sanctuary during end of life stays.