RHS Hampton Court 2016 – A very photogenic garden

0 Written by Lisa on 5th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

World vision Garden turf waves RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

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.

World Vision Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

The World Vision Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

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.

Floating waves of turf World Vision Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

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.

RHS Hampton Court 2016 World Vision Garden Lisa Cox

Oxeye Daisies World Vision Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

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.

World Vision Garden planting RHS Hampton 2013 Lisa Cox

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.

RHS Hampton 2016 World Vision Garden Lisa Cox

I was delighted to see last night that this garden was awarded a Gold medal.


(Images: Lisa Cox)

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