RBC Waterscape Garden, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold medal winner
Sophisticated, sustainable and symbolic, the design will highlight global water issues and demonstrate practical, year-round water management solutions for home gardeners, showing how they manage storm water in their own gardens. This is in keeping with the goals of the RBC Blue Water Project – a wide-ranging, 10-year global commitment to help protect the world’s fresh water resources.
Drawing inspiration from the parched effects caused by extreme global weather, the design is layered with naturally-occurring geometric patterns. The resulting angles and striking motifs expose and conceal sections of the garden, enticing visitors to explore the space via a ‘floating walkway’. Water will be directed through the garden at different gradients and speeds, mimicking the natural watershed and showing how storm water management can replicate nature although in bold and inventive ways.