RHS Chelsea 2014 – ‘The Moors to the Sea’

This year’s garden was a little different to those of previous years. I was delighted to be asked by the RHS to work with Alan Titchmarsh to design a garden specifically for them. It was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Britain in Bloom and of Alan’s own 50 years in horticulture and as an RHS exhibit would not be up for judging. The garden is called From ‘The Moors to the Sea ‘ and is split into two distinct areas, a raised upper section of moorland with wild turf and flowers, native hedging and Pine and Birch trees linked by a gently meandering stream to a lower coastal section where nature has been tamed to create a private haven. Palms and large shrubs provide privacy and some shade against the rocky backdrop and a small beach hut creates shelter and a place to sit and reflect.