Press

Kate’s work is often featured in newspapers, magazines, books and also on the television – particularly during coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show. Kate also speaks about garden design on invitation and has given speeches at The Chelsea Flower Show and the Triangle TR968 KLC Design School.

For all media and press enquiries please contact bronwynne@kategouldgardens.com

CHELSEA 2017

Kate’s RHS Chelsea garden ‘City Living’ featured in international, national and regional press.

“The highlight — literally — of the space is the bespoke terrazzo inside stair wall down one side that, with the flick of a switch, emits thousands of twinkling, sparkling dots of light, creating a fairytale effect after dark.”

(Pattie Barron in The Evening Standard May 2017)

“But it was Kate Gould’s City Living which won my gold star – and, as it happens, was awarded Gold and the Best Fresh Garden award – for providing genuinely accessible ways of how urban gardeners could green their space.”

(Alice Vincent in the Telegraph May 2017)

CHELSEA 2014

Kate’s RHS Chelsea garden which she designed with Alan Titchmarsh ‘From The Moors To The Sea’ featured in international, national and regional press.

“I needed a mate with a finger on the pulse in terms of supply and logistics, construction and organisation and I found the perfect partner in Kate Gould”

(Alan Titchmarsh in The Telegraph May 2017)

CHELSEA 2013

Kate’s Chelsea Garden  ‘The Wasteland’ featured in national and regional press all around the UK.

“Kate Gould’s ‘The Wasteland’ will show how salvaged from corrugated steel panels to (brace yourselves) crazy paving can be used as havens for wildlife and people in unsolved urban areas”

(The Telegraph May 2013)

CHELSEA 2011

‘Kate is the master – or even the mistress – of designing these small gardens, which are actually really difficult to do. It’s all about arranging the space and she’s done a really good job here….I think it’s really quite a special garden.’

(Andy Sturgeon, BBC2 coverage of Chelsea Flower Show, May 2011)

‘It would make an ideal small urban plot. Our familiar London plane trees are barely recognisable as a pleached green wall; a clever way of providing a canopy without the massive root system.’
(Pattie Barron in the Evening Standard, 25 May 2011)

‘The Chelsea Flower Show, as ever, was buzzing with new ideas. It’s quite a task to scour the showground for your top 10. This year was no exception. I loved the bench by Kate Gould in the Magistrates Garden: it says what it is and adds a touch of humour’
(Bunny Guinness in The Sunday Telegraph, 29 May 2011)

‘The bloomin’ good garden, designed by Kate Gould to celebrate 650 years of the magistracy, was awarded a Silver Gilt Medal…The garden has other pleasing touches, with the bench cushions made by prisoners working with the Fine Cell Work charity and a new rose by specialist nursery Fryers.’

(Law Society Gazette, June 2011)

CHELSEA 2010

‘How do you give a city garden a sense of seclusion – even if you are overlooked on all sides and you are only a few feet from a main road? Landscape designer Kate Gould pulled it off brilliantly, making this cool, urban retreat feel secluded and tranquil, even though it was slap bang in the centre of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.’

(Pattie Barron in the Evening Standard Homes & Property, 9 June 2010)

‘Kate Gould’s garden gave me a different, but equally enjoyable experience. She had sunk her sitting area, so I felt protected and relaxed within it…My daughter Unity (a landscape architect student) found it difficult to tear herself away from this magical garden.’

(Bunny Guinness in The Sunday Telegraph, 30 May 2010)

‘When seating facing the fire, it is possible to look straight through the glass-encased flames at the water feature beyond. Subtle – but quite a show-stopper.’

(Joanna Fortnum in The Daily Telegraph Gardening Section, 26 May 2010)

CHELSEA 2009

‘Kate Gould’s ‘Eco Chic’ was a subtle blend of environmental awareness with stylish design… Balancing chic, contemporary design with recycled or reclaimed materials can often be a challenge – by their very nature they are not usual bedfellows. But in this garden, the designer managed to achieve a great harmony.’

(‘Take Chelsea Home’ book by Chris Young for the RHS, Spring 2010)

 

CHELSEA 2007

‘The winning Chelsea garden showed off Kate’s flair for handling, unusual materials, textural constraints and bespoke features’

(The Daily Telegraph, May 10 2008)

‘In the Chic Gardens category, designers pack interest into the smallest areas. Here in Upstairs / Downstairs (representing an urban basement garden), a day bed has been hidden among shade-tolerant planting…’

(The Garden, July 2007)

‘A light and luxurious basement garden’

(Kate’s Chelsea 2007 garden in ‘Big Plans, Small Gardens’ book by Andy Sturgeon, Spring 2010)

‘Kate Gould won gold last year in Chelsea’s Chic Gardens category (also scooping Best in Category), with a dramatic, funky vision of a basement space, filled with lush, jungly planting, a daybed mounded with cushions, a trickling glass water feature and a balance of horticulture and decadence that was immensely appealing.’

(The Daily Telegraph, May 10 2008)

CHELSEA 2005

‘Here’s a modern garden that is a great outdoor room for entertaining with lots of hidden extras that give it a really unique feel. This garden designed by Kate Gould is good for relaxing and will still appeal to green-fingered gardeners’

 

(Sunday Mirror, 5 June 2005)
‘The fluid lines of a spiral seat formed the basis of a true outdoor room’

(Sunday Mirror, 5 June 2005)