CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2015

This was the first Chelsea garden for Breakthrough Breast Cancer (now Breast Cancer Now). Inspiration came from the genetic research and breakthroughs into breast cancer funded by the charity.

The design was based on a double (DNA) helix shape: a stone pathway crossed by a ribbon of soft pink planting. Water pools in the garden rippled every 10 minutes to represent a woman just diagnosed with breast cancer.

White stemmed trees and a green / white planting scheme created an ethereal feel. The sculpture (by Rick Kirby) symbolised the courage, dignity and humanity of all those fighting breast cancer.

BUILT: MAY 2015
GARDEN SIZE: 9m x 6m
CATEGORY: FRESH GARDEN
AWARD: SILVER-GILT MEDAL, PEOPLE’S CHOICE BEST FRESH GARDEN 2015