RHS Chelsea Show 2006
The Saga Insurance Garden
designed by Cleve West

Awarded RHS Gold Medal

This garden explores the natural use of herbs together with more familiar perennials to create a low maintenance garden.

Simple lines and generous proportions belie the garden's quiet sense of drama and inspiration. A large concrete sculpture at the front of the garden is both striking and serene; it leads the eye along a path, through the herbs, to a quiet space at the back of the garden where a table and chairs offer relaxation. Here, seven sentinels of pollarded field maples create a sense of intimacy, security and permanence while three, sculpted, concrete vessels proffer quiet contemplation as they wait for rain.

Himalayan Landscaping were delighted to join the team at the show and assist with planting this stunning garden.

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