Claudy Jongstra and Stefan Jaspers
Silver-Gilt Medal Winner
Not only a RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden, Honeysuckle Blue is part of a larger initiative to teach children and educational groups the age-old techniques of using plants to create their fabric dye.
The garden is designed by Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra, whose studio raise their own sheep, keep bees, cultivate a botanical garden and grow their own plants for dyes which are then used as materials in their work.
Collaborating on the design is Stefan Jaspers, a landscape designer with sustainability at the centre of his designs. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Stefan prides his studio on design with subsequent management in mind, meaning that you are not later confronted with unexpected surprises.
Reflecting the values of both designers, the Honeysuckle Blue garden, sponsored by AkzoNobel, will consist of plants that were historically harnessed for their dye qualities and to remind visitors of the sustainability of using natural materials.
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