LDC Design’s ‘The Mind’s Eye’ picks up three prizes
Landscape Architect LDC Design won an RHS Gold medal, Best Fresh Garden Award and BBC/RHS People’s Choice Fresh Garden Award at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Its winning design, ‘The Mind’s Eye’ was developed for the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) and sponsored by Countryside Properties (UK).
The garden was designed to provide a contemporary and challenging sensory experience for blind and partially sighted visitors while appealing to all users.
Influenced by the ‘paradise garden’ concept and the Constructivism movement, says LDC Design, it ‘offers a sanctuary of sensory stimuli unified by water and framed by green walls’.
Young landscape designer Matt Keightley won a Silver Gilt Award and People’s Choice Best Show Garden Award for his Havisham Trust-sponsored Hope on the Horizon garden, designed to support Help for Heroes and the rehabilitation of injured servicemen and women.
Wilson McWilliam Studio’s colourful Cloudy Bay Sensory Garden (the planting of which was described by landscape architect Carolyn Willitts, on an LI blog) was another Silver Gilt medallist, while Luciano Giubbilei’s Laurent-Perrier garden, won an RHS Gold and Best Show Garden award.
Hugo Bugg, the designer behind the RBC Waterscape Garden, won his first ever RHS Gold medal, while Cleve West secured another, for his Persian paradise inspired show garden for M&G Investments.
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