Kate Gould Gardens is absolutely delighted to announce that its 2017 Fresh Garden ‘City Living’ won not only best in category but also a gold medal in the RHS Chelsea Flower show.
Talking from the showground on medals day Kate stated “City Living is your most ambitious garden I have ever made for Chelsea. Without the skill, dedication and sheer hard work of the team we would not have left it. There were moments once I thought we would not but I should not have guessed the men. They are epic and have realised my creation to the most legendary of creations of that I am so, so proud on paper. Every time looks if anything much better than it did in my mind and I look at the garden I have to pinch myself that it is in fact there. Hats off and enormous thanks to everyone involved.”
A thought provoking Fresh Garden having a strong environmental thought, ‘City Living’ was inspired by Kate’s personal experiences of operating in and about London, ‘City Living’ is set to a 12×6 plot and built across three levels featuring a basement, mezzanine and top floor. Following in the footsteps of her 2013 garden ‘The Wasteland’, ‘City Living’ provides greenery into an imagined flat block in which there is very little scope for outdoor green space but where each opportunity, no matter how small, is utilised to give usable outdoor spaces for residents whilst also providing much needed wildlife corridors in metropolitan places.
On the top level is an area shaded by a pergolathat the mid levels have occasional seats and you will find two secluded seating areas at basement level. The planting is a mix of hardy shade lovers from the basement space whilst the amounts are responded to by the planting on the floors they’d get in fact.
A regular exhibitor in RHS Chelsea is Kate’s fourth gold medal and ‘Best in category’ with obtained this highly coveted award for 2009 Eco Chic garden and her 2007 Upstairs Downstairs garden.
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