Urban Flow - Garden Club London at Chelsea 2018
URBAN FLOW - RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2018
We are delighted to have been selected to exhibit at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show 2018.
‘Urban Flow’ is a garden designed to respond to climate change and demonstrate use of the planets precious resources responsibly. The garden showcases sustainability, whilst not compromising on stunning design and contemporary features. Urban Flow is a garden about balance, recognising the need to be sustainable, working to alleviate climate change and its effects yet also fulfilling the desire for strong design.
An outdoor kitchen, seating area, visually stunning and environmentally rich planting set the scene for living outdoors when weather permits.
The garden is designed for changing climate and changing lifestyles – a space that delivers strong messages and visual impact with water at the centre of daily life.
Tony Woods has taken strong elements of modern structural design and architecture and combined these with dense planting of trees, structural evergreens and abundant nectar rich flowers to create a landscape of contrasts. The garden has been designed to accommodate the conditions of a changing climate and deliver messages to protect a precious resource whilst enhancing the environment.
At the heart of the landscape construction is a ‘Rain Garden’ structure that shows how excess rain water can be diverted and used as part of a garden design at home to reduce flood risk and minimise excess water consumption.
The garden features a stunning polished concrete kitchen by Swiss concrete works 'Dade-Design' and handmade clay bricks by 'Vandemoortel'
The show garden is designed to be viewed from two sides. As you walk past you hear running water falling gently into a pool. Abundant flowers and grasses draw your eye up a handmade clay brick permeable path, that meanders geometrically through a modernist dark steel effect archway. A walkway of cantilevered structures, produced in laser cut steel, creates complex shadows on the hard surfaces, while surrounding trees gently fall over the hard lines as they work to clean the air.
As the pathway continues you walk over laser cut grill details, covering ‘rain garden’ pockets that carry excess water from heavy rain and prevent flooding whilst slowly releasing water to the plants and trees. Exploring further into the practical outdoor room, you will discover seating for meals with friends and family, a space to work or relax and stunning outdoor kitchen area that forms the perfect place to enjoy the garden as a part of daily life. The stunning concrete outdoor kitchen is complete with a preparation area for drinks and food, sink, cooking appliance and set against an edible living wall.
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