Friday, 25 May 2012

Homebase: Chelsea Flower Show

It wasn't only the warm colour tones of rust, orange and burgundy that made me fall in love with The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden, but also the nod to vintage television screens (consisting of the four cedar wooden frames) ... a very bold design device that draws the eye through the long views and divides the garden space up, casting strong shadows and also creating shadier areas.

Homebase was one of the gold medal winners at this years show and was designed by Joe Swift

A water feature really energised the design

Stone and wood were married together in stylised forms such as horizontally sliced feature boulders and wooden sculptures that played with scale and punctuated the space.

The sustainable 'dry' planting palette consisted of trees with interesting bark, textural foliage shrubs and perennials

{all images belong to Iced VoVos}

This garden was inspired by the power that plants and natural forms can have on an urban and suburban environment.

Joe Swift aimed to connect the garden owner and visitors with a combination of natural materials, water and plants in an energising and original way.

What do you think ... was he successful?

Tomorrow I will post another favourite
(there were so many!)


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful pictures, you were really busy taking photos! Glad you enjoyed the day - fun in this gorgeous weather. xx


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