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Month: May 2013


May 21, 2013

I’m working at Chelsea this year with Sue and Bleddyn from Crûg Farm plants, who have introduced the first new genus to Chelsea since the Wollemi pine – Uocodendron whartonii in the Witch Hazel family.

They’ve just won a gold medal!

Bold Tendencies

May 21, 2013

It has recently been made public that I will be designing a Derek Jarman-inspired garden as part of the wildly-successful Bold Tendencies summer show, on the roof of a multi-storey car park in Peckham. The sculpture exhibition and all-round spectacular (including Frank’s Café and Bar) is an annual, 3 month affair and attracts 60,000 visitors per year.

We will be importing 60 tonnes of material and a thousand plants to create the garden, which will open with the rest of Bold Tendencies at the beginning of July.

The garden will start from here

Buddhist Alps

May 20, 2013

I’ve been commissioned to design the garden at a Buddhist centre high in the Austrian Alps. It will be a place to meander and meditate, and the plants must be able to deal with the Alpine winters. I’m off to Salzburg in a couple of weekends’ time for a site visit. Very exciting!

Happy Wisteria

May 20, 2013

We spent 3 years pruning and reshaping an unkempt and neglected Wisteria in Kensington, and now our client has sent us this photo of it in its full splendour!