Led by the RHS Back to Nature Garden, co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White PLI, this year features a host of LI members showing their designs
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed the designs for all gardens to feature at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower show.
Those featuring a member or registered practice of the Landscape Institute are:
The Dubai Majlis Garden by Thomas Hoblyn
A Middle-Eastern feel is inspired by the sculptural beauty found in arid landscapes. Thomas employs several landscape architects including Daisy Parson CMLI.
Facebook: Beyond The Screen (Designer: Joe Perkins)
A dynamic garden of water and stone inspired by interconnectivity between our online and offline lives.
Family Monsters Garden (Designer: Alistair Bayford)
Every family faces pressures; this garden represents the journey of a family facing these everyday pressures and challenges in their lives.
M&G Investments Garden by Andy Sturgeon
The garden draws inspiration from nature’s power to regenerate. The woodland landscape will feature young trees, ferns and jewel-like flowers, interspersed with stone platforms and huge burnt timber sculptures. Andy employs 18 landscape architects and is a registered practice.
The Manchester Garden (Designer: Exterior Architecture)
The garden aims to showcase a city reinvented, and inspire conversations about the potential of green space within UK cities.
The Morgan Stanley Garden (Designer and contractor: Chris Beardshaw)
A garden inspired by the UK’s love of beautiful gardens that explores how to continue the tradition of creating herbaceous-rich spaces, while managing resources more sensitively.
The Resilience Garden (Designer: Sarah Eberle)
This garden celebrates the Forestry Commission’s centenary year, marking 100 years of forestry and looking ahead to the biggest challenges facing forests of the future.
Welcome to Yorkshire by Mark Gregory
Winner of the 2018 People’s Choice Award, Mark has this year drawn inspiration from the canals and waterways in the West Yorkshire landscape. Mark employs 3 landscape architects.
RHS Back to Nature Garden
Among the designs is the RHS Back to Nature Garden, co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White PLI for the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, called the Garden ‘a beautiful natural space for families to get together, play, dig, grow plants, connect with nature and spend time in the great outdoors.’
The Garden draws inspiration from childhood memories triggered by the natural world. Key elements of the design include a hollow log for children to climb through, a den, a waterfall, a stream and a tree house.
‘There are many sensory elements to help children to learn,’ Sue added. ‘Active play in the fresh air is also important for a child’s development, and getting back to nature has been shown to be good for developing creativity, increasing physical activity and reducing stress.’
Promoting physical and emotional wellbeing
The RHS Back to Nature Garden is key to promoting the physical and emotional well-being that access to green spaces and gardening provides. The RHS’s partnership with NHS England is at the heart of the project, and after RHS Chelsea, much of the planting and some of the landscaping will go to an NHS Mental Health Trust.
Reconnecting with nature is a lifelong passion of Adam White’s, and a key theme of his LI presidency. Helen Tranter, Vice President of the Landscape Institute, said: ‘It is fitting that the work of Adam White and Andrée Davies will feature so prominently during the LI’s 90th year celebrations.’
The Duchess of Cambridge and Davies White will co-design two further RHS Gardens, maintaining many of elements from the Garden at Chelsea, throughout the summer and autumn.