Smoke & Mirrors London 2012

Gold Award. Alexandra was one of only 2 designers to be  invited to design a garden for the RHS London Plant and Design Show 2012. Alex’s design is a contemporary vision of how to transform an unwanted and neglected alleyway into stylish and useable outdoor spaces. Clever tricks such as mirrors and curves are employed to create the illusion of greater space and the strong use of white lifts the dark area. A seating area that lies at the back is made private by screening provided by green wall panels. A beautiful multi stem Tibetan Cherry tree is built into the curved bench, making a bold statement. Planting is for winter interest with predominately evergreen textural foliage. This is enlivened with the red stems of Cornus sibirica and hot pink daisy flowers of Anemone coronaria. Additional colour contrast is provided by teaming ivy with plum purple Heuchera and near black Ophiopogon ‘nigrescens’.   Smoke and Mirrors was constructed by Essex based contractors Stone and Leaf   london_1 london_2 london_3 rhs flower show gold medal