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Fortnum and Mason Garden, RHS Chelsea 2007

01 Our Vision

To celebrate Fortnum and Mason’s 300th anniversary, Robert Myers was asked to design a garden for Chelsea to reflect the emporium’s worldwide reputation as a purveyor of fine foods and living.

02 Our Process

The central axis of the garden led to a terrace with three shell and pebble rococo grottos, acknowledging Fortnum’s Georgian heritage and love of collecting. Crossing this axis were curving pebble paths, centred on four ornate beehives specially designed in the trademark Fortnum and Mason eau de nil colour.

The drifts of colourful plants were chosen to be attractive to bees and the garden was bordered on one side by a hardwood and wicker fence, using Fortnum hamper lids.

“Sumptuous in its planting and witty in its detail…”

Charles Clover, The Daily Telegraph

03 The Outcome

The garden was awarded a Gold medal by the Royal Horticultural Society. After the Show, the beehives were placed on the roof of the Piccadilly store where the honey produced was sold.