RHS SHOW GARDENS
My involvement in designing, planting and planning of RHS show gardens has been a wonderful experience, sometimes stressful but always incredibly rewarding.
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 - Gold Medal and Best Small Garden - Designed by Mandy Buckland @ greencube, built by a team of garden design students at Hadlow College, sponsored by Hadlow College.
My brief was to promote and celebrate the importance of Kent as the ‘Garden of England’. This garden showcases the production of a diverse range of fruit crops against a background of climate change, food miles and the importance of water as a commodity. This modern courtyard garden features an outdoor cantilevered dining table and ribbons of vertically-grown strawberries as a focal point. Crops that have traditionally been grown in Kent have been used in the garden, but you can look through the windows to see a selection of Mediterranean plants, highlighting the potential to adapt crop selection as a result of global warming.
Gold Medal and Best Small Garden
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2006 - Awarded - Gold Medal - Designed by Mandy Buckland @ greencube and Roger Smith, built by Scenic Blue, sponsored by Thomas Sanderson
This garden featured living art panels of sempervivumsset within a perspex wall, I grew these at home months before the show.Here we are with Charlie Dimmock, Rachel de Thame, Joe Swift and Alan Titchmarsh.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2005 - Awarded - Silver Medal Scenic Blue Design Team collaboration, planted by Mandy Buckland built by Scenic Blue.
This garden was designed based on a recycling theme, with wine bottle water feature, crushed car with glass table top, gabions and recycled paving.