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.