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Through Your Eyes Garden

By garden designer Lawrence Roberts. A garden that aims to create an immersive experience for the visitor, a garden that could be appreciated in more ways than from behind a rope as it invites the visitor to look beyond.

Through Your Eyes Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 By garden designer Lawrence Roberts

The garden explores the path of life and the obstacles that we must overcome; mental health, age, family and friends are all addressed in the garden in some way through the materials and planting used.

Through Your Eyes Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 By garden designer Lawrence Roberts

The garden is intended to show the process of life and allow the visitor a space to reflect on their individual lives and the path that has brought them to that moment in time. At the front of the garden is a large sculptural steel head which can be entered by the visitor. Constructed from layers of corten steel, visitors can view the garden from within creating an immersive experience as they are drawn out of the crowds of the showground and given the opportunity to enjoy a moment alone to contemplate the garden. 

Through Your Eyes Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 By garden designer Lawrence Roberts

Planting and Colour Scheme 

Through Your Eyes Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 By garden designer Lawrence Roberts

Key materials throughout the garden include Corten steel, natural stone and kebony timber. The plant palette will be kept to a minimum to ensure the garden has a calm feeling and is restful on the eye, featuring Pinusmugo, Euphorbia, Betulanigra, Anemanthe lelessoniana and Pinusstrobus Nana Group. Within the garden will be a number of characteristic pine trees and a colour scheme ofpredominantly yellow with a number of different Euphorbiaused. A rear seating area will be framed by two large river birches, Betula nigra.

Plant list

Dryopteris affinis
Pinus mugo 'Mops'
Perovskia 'Blue Spire'
Achillea 'Moonshine'
Cosmos atrosanguineus
Kirengeshoma palmata
Allium sphaerocephalon
Coreopsis verticillata 'Grandiflora'
Osmunda regalis
Pinus sylvestris 'Watereri'
Blechnum spicant
Salix babylonica var. pekinensis 'Tortuosa'
Pachysandra terminalis
Euphorbia schillingii
Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva'
Anemone rivularis
Galium odoratum
Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'Brunette'
Betula nigra
Liriope muscari 'Moneymaker'
Pinus mugo 'Gnom'