Business & Pleasure
Project year: 2017
Posted: 30 Aug, 2017
As part of the RHS Young Designers 2017 competition, which has become a stepping stone for many new talents, three finalists were each been given their own show garden at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, with a brief to create an outside office space.
A multi-functional space with three different seating areas, including a covered home office set up with a desk and computer, a long meeting table for group work and discussions, and a small bench at the end of a gravel path for quiet reading or phone calls.
The garden is inspired by the High-line and Piet Oudolf’s use of grasses, as well as New York rooftop gardens where the more naturalistic planting provides an escape from the busy city life. Jake uses a Prairie-style planting scheme with various grasses that intermix with the bold colour of the perennial drifts. A water trough sitting in the middle of the garden provides contrast and simplicity to the planting around.
Gabbro boulders are set amongst the planting and 10 – 20mm Grey Limestone Aggregate is used for the paths. Contrasting with the orange-rust colour of the rectangular trough, Jake has submerged Flat Beige Pebbles just under the clear water to make the water feature really stand out.
Mixed Glacial Boulders
Grey Limestone Aggregate
Flat Beige Pebbles