Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Tom Stuart-Smith's shed wins Gold at Chelsea Flower Show (video)

The National Garden Scheme Garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith for the National Garden Scheme which features a fabulous shed and is funded by Project Giving Back has won an RHS Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.  

Although the garden with its woodland edge planting is lovely, it's the artisan hut - a cleft Green oak structure around a softwood timber frame, lined with beech and oak panelling and with a timber shingle roof - that is the true star of the design. Inside is a York stone floor.

It's designed by architect Ben Stuart-Smith, Tom's son, and was built by furniture maker and woodworker Fenton Scott-Fielder with his colleagues in Bristol. When the show finishes, it will be moved to the new Maggie’s garden at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for the use of those receiving cancer treatment and their families.

Below, Tom talks about the shed, and the garden, and there's an excellent walk-through:


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