I spent quite a bit of time taking photos of The World Vision Garden – from every angle it was really photogenic. From the curved turf “waves” to the soft meadow planting.
The floating waves of turf represent an individual life and the undulations symbolise how unpredictable and vulnerable life is, especially for children who live in places of poverty when disasters strike.
The floral meadow is planted to remind us of the daisy-strewn lawns of childhood and more than a thousand ox-eye daisies will be given away on the last day of the show symbolising how we can link with a child.
The arching waves of turf were constructed from corten steel. The design worked on all levels – it was interesting and captivating from every angle. I love gardens that make me stop and reflect.
It’s not always about imagining how you can take ideas away to use in your own garden. Sometimes it’s about the experience of a particular space that’s inspiring or thought-provoking.
But I do think that curves are like that – the nature of then without any straight edges of sharp corners leads your eye in a softer way.
I was delighted to see last night that this garden was awarded a Gold medal.
(Images: Lisa Cox)