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The Telegraph Garden

The Telegraph is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Sturgeon as designer of The Telegraph Garden at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Andy is one of the UK's leading landscape and garden designers, having won Best in Show and six RHS Gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show.

The Telegraph Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

The Telegraph Garden is a 'captured landscape’ – a gently gardened place within a larger, wilder setting where dramatic bronze fins represent an ancient mountain range with a stream of melt water running in the rock-strewn gorge below. Inspired by the magnitude of geological events which have shaped our landscape over millions of years, the garden plays on the perspective of time and scale and reminds us of our own relatively fleeting moment on earth.

The Telegraph Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Plants are selected from similar natural habitats (warm, semi-arid regions in about 32 different countries) to create a unique planting scheme that is future-proofed against climate change. Foliage colours are predominantly dusty greens and grey-green; flower forms include tall spikes, umbels and daisies in white, orange, yellow, rust and purple. Many are unusual plants that have not been seen before at Chelsea.

The Telegraph Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Andy Sturgeon said: “I’m really excited to be working with the Telegraph again as it's an amazing opportunity to do something truly unique at Chelsea. This year's design is inspired by our natural environment and I’ve got really bold sculptural pieces rubbing shoulders with an unusual planting palette. I can’t wait to see it come to life''.

The Telegraph Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Andy’s modern landscapes are noted for their striking architectural and sculptural forms married to a rich palette of innovative planting. His influences are wide and varied from Richard Serra to David Chipperfield.

Plant List:

Thymus vulgaris
Poa labillardierei
Carex testacea
Scabiosa columbaria
Santolina pinnata 'Edward Bowles'
Festuca gautieri
Euphorbia seguieriana subsp. niciciana
Achillea tomentosa
Euphorbia ceratocarpa
Tragopogon porrifolius
Ozothamnus ledifolius
Echium russicum
Ridolfia segetum
Scleranthus uniflorus
Centaurea bella
Achillea umbellata
Cistus salviifolius 'Prostratus'
Dianella revoluta 'Little Rev'
Tulbaghia violacea 'Alba'
Verbena rigida f. lilacina
Satureja thymbra 'Alba'
Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius 'Silver Jubilee'
Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark'
Rhodanthemum catananche 'Tizi-n-Test'
Dorycnium pentaphyllum subsp. pentaphyllum
Lotus hirsutus 'Lois'
Euphorbia dendroides
Ozothamnus diosmifolius
Sarcopoterium spinosum
Euphorbia spinosa



Arbutus unedo
Quercus ilex
Schinus molle
Maytenus boaria