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Anton Chekhov’s Garden project

This Russian-themed garden is based on the country estate near Moscow where Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), one of Russia’s greatest writers, wrote his famous play The Seagull. Also a doctor, Chekhov treated patients here and was a very keen gardener, planting many fruit trees. Interestingly, the Russian word for garden, ‘sad’, is the same as the word for orchard.

The garden is a place of tranquillity set within a rich natural backdrop. It references the traditional Russian dacha, bursting in a ramshackle manner with flowers and crops, as well as the meadows and woodland beyond. Herbalism, which has played a strong part in Russian medicine and culture, is represented by the medicinal plants grown here.

We were delighted to donate our Silver CEDEC Footpath Gravel to this garden, which perfectly offsets the colours of the herbs and apple trees whilst giving a natural and simplistic feel.


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