Show Gardens - RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

Prospect & Refuge project

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.

The garden’s design focuses on the environmental requirements of an outdoor working space. Within the garden there are key focal elements that entice and invite the visitors to discover the space step by step. It is designed as a multifunctional outdoor room, with a sunken central area surrounded by lush and calming perennials to encourage a dialogue between nature and people.

The garden offers observation and views, while providing protection, privacy and warmth. The woodland planting creates a sense of enclosure and escape from the outside world with planting height variations acting as a buffer from city noise. Timber furniture defines the central space: working desks, two-tier seating and anti-slip decking, which combine to create a warm, natural ambiance and an aesthetically attractive space.


to continue with the white shades featured in her planting scheme, Anca used 10 – 14mm crushed White Marble Aggregate and 40 - 20mm Tumbled White Marble Cobbles to lay on the footpaths, which she wanted to include as alternative pathways leading to and from the garden through the flowers. Using her creativity, she kept the smaller aggregate in the middle of the path and the larger aggregate around the edges, playing with texture and contrasts.


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