Friday, May 13, 2011

Shipping container garden office at Chelsea Flower Show

It's turning into a bit of a bumper year for garden offices at Chelsea Flower Show 2011. Last week we looked at Marney Hall's and Phil Game's splendid creation and here is another great shedworking build which we looked at back in March, a garden office from Green Roof Shelters (being lifted into place in the video above - note the green roof).

The garden office - with habitat walls - has been built using a refurbished shipping container and is part of the RBC New Wild Garden designed by Nigel Dunnett (apparently the first full-size rain garden at a Chelsea Flower Show). Here's what the RHS says about it:
"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."

Pictured below is a sketch of how it should look when completed.
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