RHS Hampton Court Palace 2014

The Garden of Solitude

Silver Gilt Award and Best in Category

This summer sees AFD back for more show garden adventures with a garden at the RHS Flower Show Hampton Court Palace. Alex is teaming up with industry leading landscaping company, Landform Consultants to build a garden for the APL’s Your Garden, Your Budget Competition and shows how a stylish, contemporary and environmentally friendly garden can be built to a budget of £15,000.

A sunken garden for relaxation and contemplation. On a budget of £15,000, this space includes a sheltered seating area, reflective pool and a waterfall. The area is made more private without creating too much shade by the use of sculpture, raised borders and trees. A soothing palette of white and pastel colours is used and soft, ambient lighting comes through the recycled glass panels on the wall. Inspiration is taken from the colour, translucency and shape of Crystals and reflected throughout the garden. By the innovative use of up-cycled materials such as concrete and wood and the incorporation of nectar rich planting, this garden not only provides a beautiful space in which to relax but is also kind to the environment.

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