CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2017

This was a second garden for Breast Cancer Now (formerly Breakthrough Breast Cancer). This was a space for a small team of research scientists to meet and discuss ideas. The garden drew inspiration from the work of breast cancer researchers working in the lab, in particular looking through microscopes in their goal to stop breast cancer taking more lives.

The garden was laid out with three vertical circles as microscope lenses, which were aligned to focus on a black microscope slide at the back of the garden and a circle of magnified healthy cells. At the back of the garden scientists could sit on organic cellular shaped seats and the back wall provided a surface to draw and share ideas.

The planting scheme and circular cell shapes illustrate the idea of magnification. Planting at the front of the garden had smaller and medium foliage with larger foliage at the back. The black wall and metal circles blend with magenta pinks, coppery tones and white planting accents to create a modern composition.

BUILT: MAY 2017
GARDEN SIZE: 12m x 6m
CATEGORY: FRESH GARDEN
AWARD: SILVER-GILT MEDAL, PEOPLE’S CHOICE BEST FRESH GARDEN 2017