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About this project

The assumed context for my Silver Gilt garden at BBC Gardeners World was any British or Irish City centre. The materials were borrowed from buildings surrounding the garden. These were concrete derived products, timber and metal. I then had to look at softening the whole garden with the planting scheme. With planting design you start with the conditions, soil type, aspect and prevailing weather conditions and work back from there.

WHAT WE DID:

The brief

THEME

This is a courtyard garden set in any British or Irish city. It is hidden from it‘s surroundings, yet the design is a response to the gardens urban setting. Hard landscape elements are borrowed from surrounding buildings with a planting scheme that softens the gardens formality. A small canal in the garden mimic’s a canal we would find in many city’s. The backdrop for the canal takes it’s cue from large buildings or sky scrapers constructed during the 1970’s and 1980’s that define some cities.

INSPIRATION

We walk by hidden gems every day without being aware of them. There are also many hidden spaces that we may not realise the potential of. This garden could be one of those hidden gems, or it could be ideal for a small neglected space.

FUNCTION

The garden is a comma in our lives. It is a place to retreat from the city surrounding it. Those lucky enough to have found it can sit and have a coffee or read a newspaper.

OUR PROCESS

Meticulously planning every detail

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