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The Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary Garden

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary Garden designed by Arne Maynard

Making a welcome return to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show after more than 10 years away, Arne Maynard will be representing the art of fine craftsmanship in The Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary Garden.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary Garden designed by Arne Maynard

This ornamental garden will mix traditional and contemporary elements to portray timeless elegance in a “real” way which visitors can relate to and enjoy.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary Garden designed by Arne Maynard

Handcrafted works of art by renowned British sculptors, Alison Crowther and Breon O’Casey, will be complemented by a soft planting scheme and touches of topiary. An antique pear tree will form a key focal point and the use of water to outline the garden will add movement and a cool elegance.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary Garden designed by Arne Maynard

Central to the garden design is the use of pleached copper beech trees. They will create height and structure within the design and form a natural enclosure for the central seating area and sculpture. The view through the trees will focus on a hand-crafted wall which supports climbing roses chosen for their colour and scent.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary Garden designed by Arne Maynard

In recognition of Laurent Perrier’s Bicentenary, the chosen materials link the design to the Champagne House’s French heritage.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary Garden designed by Arne Maynard

Showcasing a fine attention to detail, Arne Maynard hopes to reflect Laurent Perrier’s world famous reputation for time-honoured methods and pioneering techniques.

Plants List    

Trees and shrubs:

Rosa 'New Dawn'
Rosa 'Madame Knorr'
Rosa 'La Reine Victoria'
Lavandula angustifolia
Rosa 'Reine des Violettes'
Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea Group
Rosa 'Burgundy Ice'
Rosa 'Natasha Richardson'
Rosa 'Louise Odier'

 

Herbaceous Perennials for borders (including annuals & bulbs):

Digitalis x mertonensis
Asplenium scolopendrium
Chamaemelum nobile
Galium odoratum
Sanguisorba menziesii
Stachys byzantina
Onopordum acanthium
Dianthus superbus
Hesperis matronalis var. albiflora
Linaria purpurea 'Canon Went'
Papaver somniferum 'Blackcurrant Fizz'
Anemone leveillei
Viola cornuta 'Victoria's Blush'
Convallaria majalis var. rosea
Salvia nemorosa 'Schwellenburg'
Valeriana pyrenaica
Papaver somniferum 'Lauren's Grape'
Centaurea 'Jordy'
Campanula glomerata 'Emerald'
Papaver somniferum 'Double Black'
Papaver somniferum 'Double Lilac'
Verbascum 'Cherry Helen'
Briza media 'Golden Bee'
Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver'
Geranium phaeum 'Walkure'
Centranthus lecoqii
Delphinium requienii