The ‘Habit of Living’ Show Garden is a small, beautiful, private garden intended for use by patients, visitors and staff at a UK Diabetes Centre. Designed to raise the profile of the charity Diabetes UK, it highlights the scale of a condition which affects more people than cancer and dementia combined.
We were inspired to design this garden having both watched people we love struggle to come to terms with a diagnosis. Karen’s step-daughter recently battled severe illness with complications due to her Type 1 diabetes while Katherine’s father was diagnosed with Type 2 later in life. We hope this thought-provoking garden design will encourage visitors to think about diabetes in a different way and that they will learn more about the risk factors and keep a closer eye on their own health.