Show Gardens - RHS Hampton Court Show

The London City Garden project

Designer:

Jonathan Mark

Contractor:

London Landscape & Garden Design

Materials:

Aegean Green Cobbles


Details:

Bronze Medal Winner

This garden features three large pieces of stone suspended over a Japanese pebble pool. The garden is designed to make you think twice before stepping in as the stone slabs appear to be unsupported, seeming to defy gravity.

There are two layers to the planting scheme: box balls that soften the design, and a combination of irises, hostas and ferns that break up the linear placement of the box balls. Trees create a soft border that frames the garden.

Sometimes water features can appear murky. The Japanese pebble pool here is made from curved stones that lie just below the surface of the water. They are pale and delicate in colour and reflect the light, enhancing the natural beauty of the water.

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Images courtesy of Jonathan Mark - www.jmgardendesign.co.uk

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