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The Husqvarna Garden presents 'Support, a garden in Melbourne'

By Australian Landscape Designer and Presenter Charlie Albone. The Husqvarna Garden is designed for a busy corporate couple living in inner city Melbourne. It offers a space to relax, reflect, and retreat from the pressures and speed of modern living.

The Husqvarna Garden presents 'Support, a garden in Melbourne' RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

"We live in a fast paced and crazy connected world, where it can feel almost impossible to turn off. A beautiful garden is the perfect support system, providing an escape from life's stresses and encouraging positive thinking. This year, I wanted to build that escape on a world stage, and design a garden that would relax even the busiest of people" explained Charlie Albone.

Exciting exotic plants including Leucadendron, Acacia, and Protea along with European perrenials in subtle purple, white, pink, and soft red tones fringe it. The water feature at the back of the garden sends a calming stream of water down the stairs, without splashes or ripples. 

The Husqvarna Garden presents 'Support, a garden in Melbourne' RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

The silent serenity is made possible by the garden's features. The entrance, which is flanked by two large specimen Banksia, that lead to a protective-feeling sunken lawn. Drawing inspiration from its homeland, bluestone cobbles are featured, along with a floating cantilevered architectural structure with geometric patterns reminiscent of Melbourne's Federation Square.

The Husqvarna Garden presents 'Support, a garden in Melbourne' RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

A striking copper and bronze sculpture is positioned at the back of the garden, created by Victorian Sculptor Will Wilson of Willie Wildlife. Wilson is also a veteran of the Chelsea Flower Show, having showcased his sculptures in London for the past seven years.

 

Plant List:

Taxus baccata
Alchemilla mollis
Buxus sempervirens
Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'
Carpinus betulus
Hosta 'Big Daddy'
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Angelica gigas
Papaver somniferum
Camassia leichtlinii
Pimpinella major 'Rosea'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Euphorbia 'Blackbird'
Vitex agnus-castus
Rodgersia sambucifolia
Lupinus 'Masterpiece'
Eremurus robustus
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Blue Barlow' (Barlow Series)
Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum'
Westringia fruticosa
Leucophyta brownii
Arthropodium cirratum
Acacia cognata
Agave attenuata
Rhaphiolepis indica 'Springtime'
Paeonia lactiflora 'Mother's Choice'
Prunus maackii 'Amber Beauty'