RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014
RBC Waterscape Garden
Award: Gold Medal
Designed by: Hugo Bugg
Built by: Himalayan Landscaping, Landscape Associates
Sponsored by: Royal Bank of Canada
Sustainable, symbolic and sophisticated, this garden reflects global water issues while demonstrating practical solutions to common problems for home gardeners and commercial landscapes.
The design shows how water management features that occur in the natural world can be replicated in bold and innovative ways. Mimicking the watershed, water is directed through the garden at different gradients and speeds. The design is layered with naturally-occurring geometric patterns, drawing inspiration from the parched effects caused by extreme global weather. The resulting angles expose and conceal sections of the garden, encouraging further exploration.