Our Projects: RHS Hilltop – The Home of Gardening Science

Embellished in magnificent timber cladding the new ground-breaking Home of Gardening Science houses vast collections of dried plants, bugs, books and art that date back more than five centuries and provides the most complete record of the UK’s horticultural heritage.

The new centre features two accessible learning studios and a teaching garden, as well as a main public atrium at its core, to engage visitors of all ages.

Encompassing RHS Hilltop are three new gardens brimming with ideas that reflect the latest research for people to take away and incorporate at home, in schools and in communities.

The Wellbeing Garden, is a ‘living experimental’ garden. Visitor’s reactions to scents, sounds and sights are recorded to better understand the positive effects that plants can have on us, in order to create the first evidence-based blueprint for a wellbeing garden.

The Wildlife Garden which is rich in plant diversity contains large water features designed to attract and provide a haven for birds, bees and insects.

The World Food Garden, features fruit, vegetables, herbs and edible plants from all over the world as well as a demonstration kitchen.

Synergy was delighted to provide Cost Consultancy and Project Management services on this inspiring project.

Photos courtesy of RHS, Paul Debois, Chris Gorman and Neil Hepworth

  • Client: Royal Horticulture Society
  • Sector: Culture and CommunityHeritage
  • Services: Cost ConsultancyProject Management
  • Contract: £35m

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