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.
Month: May 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.
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!