We designed three show gardens for Cancer Research UK, each focusing on a different theme – Impact, Enlighten and Survival. Our gold-winning garden for Brewin Dolphin in 2013 was designed as a calm, reflective, private garden that was also inspiring. The simple, geometric layout of stone, timber and water created various spaces for relaxation and informal entertainment, with sculptural and textural planting drawn from a palette of British native species.
Our most recent show garden was the Florence Nightingale Garden for Modern Day Nursing, in September 2021, for The Burdett Trust for Nursing. The theme of the garden was ‘nurture through nature’, reflecting the life and character of the pioneering nurse and some of her ideas about the importance of green spaces, light and air in hospital settings. To our collective delight, the garden has been rebuilt in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital as a permanent restorative space.
“We are… delighted that this beautiful garden has found a permanent home with us, providing an oasis of calm for our patients, staff and visitors.” Avey Bhatia, Chief Nurse for Guy’s and St Thomas’