The Healthy Cities Garden Planting List

The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden is a warm and welcoming community garden, designed by Chris Beardshaw for the community in Poplar, East London.  The garden is planted with vibrantly coloured flowers and features that reflect the history of the local community.  The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden was awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society at the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  

If you’re wondering what plants were used in this colourful, vibrant garden, who grew and supplied them, and where you can purchase your own plants from, I hope this planting list and the following information helps you.  

Here’s a list of the nurseries that grew and supplied plants for the garden, with the list of plants that they supplied:  

Hare Spring Cottage Plants grew and supplied the following Camassia plants which were used in the garden:

Camassia cusickii ‘Zwanenburg’
Camassia quamash
Camassia quamash ‘Orion’
Camassia leichtlinii ‘Blue Heaven’
Camassia leichtlinii Caerulea Group 

Todd’s Botanics grew and supplied these plants for the garden:

Iris ‘Sable’
Geum ‘Prinses Juliana’
Geranium palmatum
Primula japonica ‘Apple Blossom’
Primula bulleyana
Digitalis purpurea ‘Alba’
Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’
Pillosella

The following nurseries also supplied plants for the garden:

Chichester Trees & Shrubs Ltd 

Deepdale Trees Ltd (Wholesale only)

Hillier

The following plants were also used in The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden, I am not 100% certain who grew or supplied these plants that were featured in the garden, but here are the plant names for your interest:

Hedging:
Buxus sempervirens
Taxus baccata
Carpinus betulus

Trees:
Acer campestre
Punica granatum

Herbaceous:
Alchemilla mollis
Allium canadense
Anchusa azurea ‘Loddon Royalist’
Angelica gigas
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘Blue Barlow’
Asplenium
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ (PBR)
Centaurea montana
Dryopteris affinis
Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow’
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii ‘Margery Fish’
Geranium maderense
Geranium phaeum ‘Album’
Geranium sylvaticum ‘Mayflower’
Geranium sylvaticum ‘Album’
Hosta ‘Devon Green’
Iris ‘Mer du Sud’
Lamium galeobdolon
Lupinus ‘Masterpiece’ (PBR)
Matteucia struthiopteris
Osmunda regalis ‘Purpurascens’
Papaver somniferum
Pilosella aurantiaca
Polystichum setiferum
Primula sp
Ranunculus acris ‘Flore Pleno’
Ranunculus aconitifolius
Rosa sericea  subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha
Rosa glauca Pourr. (S)
Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’
Saxifraga x urbium
Tanacetum parthenium
Thalictrum
Uvularia grandiflora
Verbascum ‘Merlin’ (PBR)

Other articles that may interest you………

For more details of the people and companies that worked on, or supplied artwork for The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden, please click here.

To read my interview with Chris Beardshaw and find out more about The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden, please click here

To read my interview with James Basson and find out more about the Gold Medal winning garden ‘A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse by L’Occitane’ that James designed for the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, please click here

To see more of the Gold Medal winning Show Gardens from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015, please click here.

To see the 20 shortlisted plants, including the finalists and winner of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant Of The Year Award, please click here

To see some of the Gold Medal winning nurseries from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015, please click here.

To read about the new lives of some of the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gardens, please click here.

To see photographs from The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, please click here.

To see the planting list for the Just Retirement: A Garden For Every Retiree, designed by Tracy Foster, for the 2015 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, please click here.

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