Imagine that you’ve got a successful, busy garden design practise, have won lots of awards and accolades, then on top of all that you decide to design a show garden for The Chelsea Flower Show, arguably the most prestigious garden show in the world…. oh, and half of the partnership is a long-standing member of the RHS judging panel.
From what I’ve seen so far, it’s going to be an amazing garden, so I’ll be following the progress of Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam, of The Wilson McWilliam Studio, as they journey towards their first show garden at Chelsea, sponsored by the New Zealand winery Cloudy Bay.
I’ll report back every week in the count-down to the Show, not only to let you know how their plans are progressing, but also how they:
arrived at the idea and plan for the garden,
the development of the ideas,
how they decided what materials to use,
where and how they found the plants,
and how the plants are looked after until their big day.
Tune in to the blog next Wednesday for the next part of the story, when I’ll be talking about where the ideas and inspiration come from and how they’re they’re developed into a completed design.
image by Wilson McWilliam Studio