CHELSEA GARDEN DIARY JAN 26TH
Following a great meeting recently with the House of Fraser team (garden sponsors) we have been working hard to put the final modifications to our Chelsea show garden. We are excited by the fresher direction the garden is going in as it shows a side to our design that is not always seen in our regular practice.
Excitement aside however, the sleepless nights are starting now as we are really having to naill down who, where, when and what for all elements of the garden. We are in safe hands on the build with Mark Gregory's Landform Consultants scheduled to create this potential master piece!
Our aim with the garden is to present an 'Outdoor room' but taken to an extreme however, the key point is that it is an achievable 'extreme' and will encourage people to look at their garden spaces differently. The 'Fresh element comes in using materials that are suitable for outdoor use but will open up so many options to garden owners who are looking for a different approach to solving some of the main challenges to creating a wonderful outside space.
Last week, we have been liaising with a very talented garden illustrator in France who is busy preparing a n artists representation of our garden so we can go to press with it and the RHS can put it up on their web-site. Much discussion has been had in the office over going for black and white or colour visual and is still to be decided but we cannot wait to see the finished article.
This year is different for Jason and I, as we are working more independantly. In previous years, we have designed show gardens and floral exhibits for various companies within the horticultural industry but this time around, we are less behind the scenes, less anonymus. So we hope to enjoy this is a new experience and be able to show case us and our practice a bit more.