RHS Chelsea flower show 2019

The Perennial Lifeline Garden

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The Perennial lifeline garden - RHS Chelsea flower show 2019


Colm Joseph Landscape + Garden Design are proud to announce our design for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019: The Perennial Lifeline Garden. This show garden is designed for horticultural charity, Perennial. It will be located in the centre of the Great Pavilion and will be a walk-though garden, open for the public to explore.

The Perennial Lifeline Garden features a classical rose garden reimagined as a more sustainable and low maintenance ‘rose meadow’. Roses intermingle with ornamental grasses, perennials and annuals to create a striking and texturally rich display with long seasonal interest. Providing formality and structure, three forms of hedge (beech, yew and hornbeam) are asymmetrically arranged and clipped to varying heights, while classical sculpture is replaced by the organic forms of multi-stem trees, helping to frame views through the space.

Freestanding metal screens, stone and topiary columns and a pair of modern ‘fountains’ combine in a modern reimagining of a classical colonnade, in which visitors can move around and walk beneath the cascades. A contemporary rill flows through and around the garden, adding life and sound to the structural planted elements, representing the ‘lifeline’ that Perennial is so often described as by the people it supports.

Perennial is the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping everyone who works in horticulture, and their families, when times get tough. Perennial provides free and confidential advice, support and financial assistance to people of all ages working in, or retired from horticulture. This help extends to spouses, partners and children. To learn more, visit perennial.org.uk

You can read the full press release on the garden here.

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