Designed by: Lucino Giubbilei
Built by: Crocus.co.uk
Sponsored by: Champagne Laurent-Perrier
The Best Show Garden award went to Laurent-Perrier for the use of intricate layering within the garden. Luciano has been known for his continued interest in light, form, texture and the ongoing relationship between the three.
Luciano invites stillness and movement as a contrast in the Laurent-Perrier garden and encourages any visitors to simply stop and enjoy the art of observation. He toys with the tensions between busyness and calm, between stillness and movement, by using different contrasting materials such as delicate flowers alongside strong, bold leafier areas.
Silver: The Massachusetts Garden
Designed by: Susannah Hunter and Catherine MacDonald
Built by: Silva Landscapes
Sponsored by: Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT)
This garden was heavily inspired by a trip to Cape Cod that Susannah Hunter and Catherine MacDonald took together. This is particularly noticeable in the sand used that is linked with imagery of the sea shore and closely represents the sand dune and sand plain landscapes of Cape Cod.
The leather panels show a coastal picture with a theatrical backdrop to the garden made up of hydrangeas and roses. The building is inspired by Provincetown where the two artists stayed and the garden features native plants.
Bronze: The BrandAlley Garden
Designed by: Paul Hervey-Brookes
Built by: Big Fish Landscapes
Sponsored by: BrandAlley
The Italian Renaissance gardens have inspired many things such as fashion and art, and now its inspired the bronze award winning show garden as well. The style represents the ideal lifestyle, including glamour and class.
Primarily the garden is inspired by three Italian Riveiera gardens- Palazzo Doria-Tursi, Villa Cambiaso and Villa Durezzo-Centurione. The formal style garden is created by using clipped hedges that create an Early Renaissance style which leads the visitor through to Imperial Renaissance using the eras form of sculpture and then Late Renaissance which is mimicked through the idea of water play in fountains and grottos.
Help For Heroes: Hope On The Horizon
Designed by: Matt Keightley
Built by: Farr and Robert
Sponsored by: David Brownlow
The concept of the garden was to create a space to contemplate the road of recovery that men and women have to go through when they are injured in service. Matt Keightley uses granite hocks to symbolise physical wellbeing and a careful choice in planting to symbolise the mental health that is effected in a crisis.
The garden begins with untamed, overgrown plants that weave through the space, slowly maturing as the road to recovery continues, where they result in a paved more structured section. A path of hornbeams leads the eye to a horizon sculpture that was created to remind soldiers of the bright future they have ahead of them.
This was Minster Paving’s favourite garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 because of the spectacular sense of journey it creates, all connected by a beautiful paved path that leads visitors through each section of a soldier’s recovery.
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