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MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

Chelsea Flower show 2023

BRIEF

For the 2023 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we once again partnered with Hamptons to create a garden redolent with the look, feel, and smell of sunny Mediterranean landscapes; a tranquil place where the warm textures of the architecture merge into nature. The concept was to create a garden showcasing a series of spaces but with a focus on an outdoor kitchen and alfresco dining space, perfect to relax, enjoy some cooking and entertain family and friends

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Elegant courtyard garden design in London with Fig tree and Iris looking over a water pool

SOLUTION

The garden features an intimate and contemporary outdoor living space that encourages sustainable planting and living. The design promotes the ever-important connection to nature whilst providing the perfect room to entertain. Connection is a central theme of the garden: a large table where family and friends gather to sharefood and each other’s company is a fundamental element of the Italian lifestyle. The planting is bursting with soft colours and the soothing perfume of aromatic herbs with structure and stability provided by a selection of mature fruit trees and shrubs.

Luxury outdoor garden design at Chelsea Flower Show by Garden Club London 2023

OUTCOME

The garden design has created a realistic and beautiful space with sustainably conscious materials. A private space with two lounge‘Ethimo’armchairs has striking views down the architectural water feature which rises and runs on rainwater. The water feature can also be used as a water reservoir for garden irrigation during the wet months of the year. The planting includes a huge selection of Mediterranean plants, most of which are hardy in the South England and drought-tolerant, showcasing different styles of planting including densely planted ornamental borders, dotted with clouds of sub-shrubs typical of the Macchia,a gravel garden with sculptural succulents and productive borders rich with edibles, foraging herbs and roots.

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Dining area and outdoor kitchen of urban mediterranean style garden in London
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AWARD

Silver-Gilt