RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014
Hope on the Horizon - Help for Heroes sponsored by The Havisham Trust
Award: Best Show Garden - People's Choice
Award: Silver Gilt Medal
Designed by: Matt Keightley
Built by: Farr & Roberts
Sponsored by: David Brownlow
Hope on the Horizon is a contemplative space that represents the process which injured servicemen and women go through on the road to recovery, designed to support Help for Heroes.
Granite blocks symbolise the soldiers’ physical wellbeing and planting reflects their mental wellbeing. The journey starts with a rough, unfinished and overgrown area, evolving through the garden to conclude with a perfectly structured section. An avenue of hornbeams draws attention to a sculpture resembling a horizon, a reminder to the soldiers that they all have a bright future ahead. As well as areas to relax and reflect, the garden also offers focal points along the journey.