This garden aims to raise awareness of overactive bladder
(OAB), a condition that affects nearly one in five people in the UK aged over 40. OAB is a sudden and compelling need to relieve the bladder, which is difficult to put off. It can be associated with the frequent need to go to the toilet during the night or day, and may result in incontinence. It is not an inevitable part of ageing, and people who are experiencing symptoms can seek help from a healthcare professional. As an echo of the frustration and urgency of
OAB, a long and winding path inset with glittering glass tiles leads to a giant pink tap that appears to be magically suspended in mid-air. A straight path out of the garden symbolises taking action to help alleviate the condition. The paths lead through soft and spiky textured planting, where vivid shades of pink are highlighted by muted tones of blue and silver.