Thursday, March 17, 2011

Chelsea Flower Show 2011: RBC New Wild Garden

Details are starting to emerge about some of the gardens at this year's Chelsea Flower Show (May 24-28) including the RBC Wild Garden featuring a garden office. It's sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, designed by Nigel Dunnett & The Landscape Agency, and built by Landform Consultants. According to the RHS the garden studio will be built using a recycled shipping container and will have habitat walls and a green roof. Here's what they say:
"The studio sits within waves of colourful, impressionistic and naturalistic planting. This is the first full-size rain garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The garden combines ecological awareness with an artistic and sculptural use of materials, and the theme of sustainability runs through the design. Reflective pools capture rainwater and sculptural dry stone walls present ever-changing views. The garden takes inspiration from the planting ideas of Victorian horticulturist William Robinson and a fresh look at the quality and craftsmanship of the Arts and Crafts movement to create this forward-looking Wild Garden."
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