Chelsea 2013: The Daily Telegraph Garden

The Telegraph Garden for this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been designed by the renowned landscape and garden designer, Christopher Bradley-Hole, who returns to the show after an eight-year break.

The explanation on the RHS website states that :
This garden is a contemporary and contemplative composition that takes inspiration from the making of the English landscape, the Japanese approach to garden design and modern abstract art. 
The garden is a representation of England as a wooded landscape from which openings were cleared to allow settlement, civilisation and cultivation.  English native trees and shrubs are used in a graphic way to create an understorey that expresses the way a field pattern has been superimposed on the countryside.  Blocks of box, yew and beech form the field landscape.  The humble hazel, symbol of the working forest, is shown in a new ‘designed’ form.  Oak features as a structure – a colonnade of columns crafted from English oak.

I did love the colonnade idea.

For me it looked rather more like a game of giant Jenga or Tetris, it would work well in an office courtyard setting perhaps.

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