RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010

The Unexpected Gardener

Gold-medal garden. Best Urban Garden in Show.

This garden was created for the horticultural therapy charity Thrive.

The Unexpected Gardener was the client imagined by us as the user of this garden: person of advanced years, his design choices are not compromised by a need for raised beds and other features to aid accessibility to this garden and its maintenance.

Sculptural uprights provide support, whilst a fireplace and seating area make for a cosy, welcoming and comfortable space. The LG HI-MACS table and water feature are designed by Gareth Neal.

Photography by Elke Borkowski