Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Chelsea 2012: Flemings
Designer Jason Hodges pays tribute to his home town of Sydney with the Trailfinders Australian Garden This garden has an interesting selection mix of native and sub-tropical plants co-existing with introduced trees and shrubs from Europe and beyond.
The garden makes reference to the city of Sydney and its iconic structures through the use of materials, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge which Jason saw each day as he grew up in the suburbs surrounding the harbour. Corrugated iron brings a sense of rusticity, as this characteristic Australian material is used in housing, fences and shedding everywhere from suburban cities to the great Outback.