THE TELEGRAPH GARDEN
The Telegraph Garden
Sponsor: The Daily Telegraph
The rough-worked stone is Jurassic limestone and the bronze fins are reminiscent of the bony plates of a Stegasaurus which roamed the earth at that time. The designer uses these elements to evoke that powerful feeling of drama, wonderment and awe that he felt as a boy walking into the cavernous entrance hall of the Natural History Museum. The result is a garden that is both adventurous and unexpected and taps into the psyche of children and adults alike.
The need to adapt gardens to their environments is also highlighted. Plants are selected from similar natural habitats (warm, semi-arid regions in about 32 different countries) to create a unique planting scheme that is future-proofed against climate change. It has echoes of the chaparral of Californiaĺs Sierra Madre and the mattoral of the foothills of the Chilean Andes.
At least ten different skills and
crafts will be represented in the garden, including architectural
ironworkers, artists, sculptors, stone masons, water feature designers,
nurserymen, landscape contractors, concrete artists,
ceramicists and metal fabricators. After the Show, the
trees will be relocated to a Capability Brown landscape on the Thames
near Marlow. The sculpture will be reworked and installed in a private
garden in Surrey.
Foto: Mikhail Scheglov