See us at Chelsea!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

See us at Chelsea!

[caption id="attachment_1233" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Jack Dunckley (right) with Chilstone's Steve Clark Jack Dunckley (right) with Chilstone's Steve Clark[/caption] We hope to see you down at the 100th Chelsea Flower Show. We have been working with young garden designer Jack Dunckley on his fantastic garden which has won a Silver Gilt in the Fresh Garden category! The young gardener, 20, who has already appeared on BBC's Gardeners World and on ITV's Alan Titchmarsh Show has created a prize winning garden called Juxtaposition which features an innovative equatorial garden based on the concept of contrasting effects. [caption id="attachment_1234" align="aligncenter" width="300"]The garden was arid on one side and lush and verdant on the other The garden was arid on one side and lush and verdant on the other[/caption] The garden explores the relationship between contrasting textures that can be found in the equatorial region. One one side (lengthways) it displays the strong architectural form of plants from arid habitats and on the other, large leafed specimens that represent more humid and dense rainforests.An innovative clear acrylic waveform separates the two regions of the garden, highlighting the different effects of each zone, one lush and verdant, the other jagged and austere. Chilstone provided specialised stonework around this garden and a quantity of what might be termed high-end sand, but what is a special blend of crushed stone provided by our craftsmen. It caused quite a stir among the keener gardeners! Said Jack, "Achieving a Silver Gilt medal at my first Chelsea Flower Show especially in its centenary year has been fantastic. Thanks to the "backroom team" like Chilstone who helped me with such quality materials to "wow" the thousands of visitors who came to see my garden"

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