RHS Chelsea 22

GARDEN CLUB LONDON RETURN TO RHS CHELSEA IN 2022 WITH TONY WOODS & KOTO COLLABORATION FOR HAMPTONS

A Garden Sanctuary by Hamptons

A Garden Sanctuary by Hamptons creates a space for garden living. A garden takes us out of our homes, lets us decompress, play and reconnect.

In collaboration with Hamptons and Garden Club London, Koto Design have created a carbon neutral garden cabin. The small, sculptural structure is designed to function as a place of seclusion and meditation, an immersive space to connect with the surrounding power of nature and plants.

Under the canopy of pine and birch trees the sound of water gently trickles through the garden. The charred timber exterior (shou-sugi -ban) draws from Japanese design influence and the ancient Japanese philosophy Wabi Sabi, focused on accepting the transient nature of life and the beauty in imperfection. The structure frames immersive views of the garden.

Rounded glacial boulders and natural stepping stones contrast with the building and provide an intentional way to slow the journey to the cabin, through the planting and across the moving water. Boundaries of Fagus sylvatica hedging and charred larch panels provide a foil to show off the stunning bark of the Betula nigra and Pinus sylvetris.

The garden is rich in pollinating plants with water for wildlife and densely planted trees to encourage birds into the garden. Sweetly scented favourites including phlox and Syringa repeat through the planting to provide clouds of scent as the visitor meanders through the garden.

PLANT LIST

TREES AND SHRUBS
Betula nigra
Carpinus betulus
Cornus kousa
Corylus avellana
Crataegus monogyna
Pinus sylvestris
Salix purpurea ‘Nancy Saunders’
Syringa vulgaris

HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Actaea rubra
Angelica archangelica
Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Alba’
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Black Barlow’
Asarum europaeum
Asarum maximum ‘Ling Ling’
Astrantia major ‘Shaggy’
Asplenium scolopendrium
Baptisia ‘Indigo Spires’
Cenolophium denudatum
Cerinthe major
Cornus canadensis
Cynara cardunculus
Deschampsia cespitosa
Digitalis purpurea ‘Alba’
Epimedium youngianum niveum
Equisetum hyemale
Euphorbia ceratocarpa
Euphorbia oblongata
Gallium odoratum
Gillenia trifoliata
Iris pseudacorus ‘Ivory’
Iris sibirica ‘Blue King’
Ligularia ’The Rocket’
Lunaria annua var. albiflora
Luzula nivea
Matteucia struthiopteris
Molinia cerulea ‘Transparent’
Papaver somniferum ‘Dark Plum’
Phlox divaricata ‘Clouds of Perfume’
Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’
Podophyllum peltatum
Polygonatum x hybridum
Ridolfia segetum
Rodgersia pinnata
Silene fimbriata
Thalictrum delavayi