Thursday, May 22, 2008

Chelsea Flower Show - A Journey to Work

In my scathing roundup of the lack of garden offices at Chelsea this year, I missed the Simmons & Simmons Garden – A Journey to Work (doubly embarrassing since the designers Growing Ambition, an all-female group of eight enthusiastic gardeners who have spent the last two years studying garden design at Oaklands College, are based in my home town of St Albans). Here's their description of their garden which won a prestigious Silver:
"The intention was to create a garden for a solicitor whose firm is looking for innovative ways to encourage flexible working. As a result the client works from home a few days a week in an office which has been built in a barn at the bottom of his garden. Access to the office will be via a sweeping path leading to a stainless steel curving staircase in the corner of the garden. The concept is to design a garden in the area around the staircase which leads up to the barn to create a dramatic and exciting ‘journey to work’."
The garden was sponsored by law firm Simmons & Simmons whose managing partner Mark Dawkins says: “We support different ways of working and are proud to sponsor this garden as an example of how effective and amenable remote working can be.”
Thanks to The Garden Monkey for the alert.

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha ha! can't believe you missed that one!

    Didn't one of the Caribbean gardens have a very gorgeous shed in it, too? I will check your original post..!