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Low-Allergen

A recent project led to considerable research into low-allergen gardens. With careful plant selection and consideration to both hard and soft landscaping, it is possible to design a beautiful garden that can be enjoyed all year round, whilst reducing the amount of airborne pollen which triggers hay fever and asthma.

With diagnosis of hay fever having trebled over the last three decades (Gupta 2007) and currently 50% of children under 18 in the UK have one or more allergies (Allergy UK) it is an issue that needs to be identified right at the start of the project.

Thoughtful design that takes site situation, material selection, plants and people into consideration will ultimately result in a garden that can be enjoyed by all.

Useful links:

Allergy UK www.allergyuk.org