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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 | by Karen Roe
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

The DialAFlight Potter’s Garden


Award: Gold Medal

Designed by: Nature Redesigned

Built by: Frogheath Landscapes

Sponsored by: DialAFlight (Lotus Group Ltd)


A potter’s garden, abandoned for the war in 1914, is brought back to life for 2014. This garden remembers both lost agrarian ways and skills and the lives of those who served in World War One, but also celebrates the power of gardens to evolve and renew.


Inspired by the WWI centenary and the fabulous restoration of The Farnham Pottery at Wrecclesham, the garden features an abandoned bottle-style kiln and workshop set within loose, cottage-style planting. Sculpture, water feature, props and artefacts reference both the pre-war rural potter’s life and the soldier’s war, complemented by a habitat wall, native hedging and wild areas.

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Taken on May 23, 2014