Chelsea Flower Show 2017: Artisan Garden
I was delighted to be approached this year by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to design a garden for the Chelsea Flower Show 2017.
The Commission, who is celebrating its centenary this year, works to ensure that the 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten, and they do this by caring for cemeteries and memorials at and incredible 23,000 locations, in 154 countries. The commission’s purpose is to encourage contemplation, remembrance and respect for all that was sacrificed.
As I researched and created this design my aim was to encapsulate those values within the garden, creating an intimate and reflective space, which has echoes of the great architecture and craftsmanship found in the CWGC cemeteries and memorials worldwide.