The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden
2012 Chelsea Gold Medal Winner: Joe Swift
Large cedar structures, resembling vintage TV screens, are used to frame the garden rooms and create long views through a visually-connected space. The cedar framework not only provides a uniform structure to the garden, but it also creates shady areas of repose with its tall panels. Landscape materials include drought tolerant plants in a burgundy, green, and rusty-orange color scheme. The space is punctuated with copper water features to acknowledge the value of natural resources and sustainable landscapes. Plant materials were chosen for their texture and form, creating a visual feast of grasses, euphorbia, irises in a gravel base, woody herbs, and mounds of mock orange. Trees include Cornelian cherry dogwood, London plane tree, and Manchurian cherry.
Photos: Lisa Cox Designs