Chelsea Flower Show 2014


A second garden for David Harber used the idea of three layers of different planting – tall woodland plants, a matrix of ornamental grass with emergent umbellifers and a simple area of lawn. Each of these types of planting suited different sculptures and sundials from the Harber range, with the huge rotating ‘Torus’ acting as a focal point and anchoring the whole design. A simple pergola-shelter by Oxford Oak gave cover in the (predictably!) showery weather. Hard landscaping was a mix of clay pavers and sawn limestone from Stockscape.
Another highly successful design, the stand attracted plenty of attention – it worked well as a sales space for the client and won a five-star award from the RHS judges under the new judging criteria for the quality of presentation.