RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018

The Entertaining Garden celebrates a nation’s favourite drink, gin and its botanicals. Designed as a large entertaining space for parties, it is a perfect space for mingling with friends and exploring new botanical associations.

A bespoke bar and a communal table are immersed within the planting, indulging the users with both the taste and aroma of the plants. The architecturally columnar Juniper communis, a core plant in gin production, takes centre stage becoming a key focal point within the garden. The planting pallete exhibits traditional and more unusual botanicals in a romantic juxtaposition which showcases the flavour versatility of gin.

The design encourages a reconnection with nature and celebrates the wonderful properties of botanicals. Associations of common plants are accessible to everyone, like angelica, fennel and poppies to create a relaxing and romantic atmosphere and add splashes of colour. Artemisia in combination with rosmarinus and lavender bring a Mediterranean feel, suitable for a sunny corner in one’s garden.

The garden was part of the new Lifestyle category and exhibited at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show between 2nd-8th July. It was awarded a Silver medal. 

Contractor:

GK Wilson Landscape Services 

Anca Panait Studio

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