Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Created for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015, this garden was designed to highlight the vital research undertaken by the garden’s sponsor, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, in helping to treat the disease.

Inspired by a visit to the breast cancer research centre at the Royal Marsden hospital in London, the design was based on a DNA double helix represented by an infinity pool and  stone pathway crossed by a ribbon of soft pink planting. Planting included Aquilegia var. stellata ‘Rose Barlow’, Iris sibirica ‘Pink Haze’, Lupinus ‘Blossom’ and Myosotis sylvatica interspersed with white-stemmed trees and textures of green foliage.

The dark blue water pools rippled every 10 minutes to represent how frequently a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK, while a sculpture by Rick Kirby at the centre of the garden symbolised the courage and dignity of all those women affected.

The garden was awarded a Silver-Gilt medal and won the People’s Choice award in the Fresh Garden category.

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