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The Chelsea Gardens 2007

The Concept

"The concept for this design is the suburban studio garden for a dynamic and creative couple / a garden that is an escape, a retreat and a haven, but also a where they can work"

The annual RHS Chelsea Flower show after a years absence Diarmuid Gavin is back with a unique garden design.


The Garden

This is a studio garden, cruciform in shape, its soft wooden walls and roof emerge from lush planting. The structure was made in Ireland by Sheomra and travelled to Chelsea by ferry.

The garden features pathways lead through the planting - cobblestones joined together to form floral shapes with wonderful Buxus sempervirens to the centre of each flower.

The plants have been carefully chosen so they are plants that most people will recognise and have in their own garden. It's a scheme that could easily be transferred to any garden. Easy to source and easy to maintain and recognise.

The colour scheme is predominantly different shades of green but with a splash of colour in the form of silver foliage, purple pink, white, blue, orange flowers. The planting is mainly evergreen, providing year round interest as well has having a strong architectural edge to it.


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