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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 | by Karen Roe
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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.

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Taken on May 23, 2014