Thursday, May 19, 2016

God's Own Country garden at Chelsea Flower Show

Garden designer, broadcaster, and friend of Shedworking Matthew Wilson has a marvellous garden in this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show. His God's Own Country – A Garden for Yorkshire is inspired by the massive stained glass East Window at York Minster. Of especial interest to Shedworking's readers is the refuge which represents the cathedral. Here's what Matthew says about it:
It is designed as a restful, calming environment, with the furniture of a great cathedral – benches, aisles, stone tombs – represented by blocks of yew, Buxus, timber seats and stone. The materials used will reflect the Yorkshire landscape and York Minster, including traditional stone and timber and will include gargoyles and monoliths loaned from historic sites across the county. The York Glaziers Trust and stone masons from York Minster will contribute their expertise, bringing more than 600 years of living history and ancient skills to Chelsea.

He is also putting up short videos about the construction of the refuge and the garden at which are well worth checking back for.
Matthew Wilson's Chelsea Diary part 3 from Construct Films on Vimeo.
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