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Friday, 24 May 2013

Chelsea 2013: East Village Garden

East Village, London’s newest neighbourhood based on the athlete village from the 2012 London Olympic Games exhibits show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The East Village garden has an urban feel, characterised by materials including timber, glass and steel, which resonate with the contemporary design and construction of the East Village neighbourhood.



Sponsored by joint owner Delancey, the East Village Garden has been meticulously designed by worldrenowned landscape architects, Michael Balston and Marie-Louise Agius of Balston Agius.
Taking inspiration directly from the form, history and ethos of East Village, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding Lea Valley area, the garden celebrates the creation and delivery of London’s ‘Legacy Promise’ – a neighbourhood that offers the best of city living with the luxury of vast amounts of open space and spacious private balconies.

The design also draws on aspects of the local history and environment to create a work grounded in Stratford and its remarkable renaissance over the last 5 years, and to Delancey’s long-term commitment to London and a thoughtful approach to the social, built and environmental habitat.



Plant List
Acer pensylvanicum
Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'
Aquilegia stellata 'Blue Barlow'
Arunucus aethusifolius
Asarum europaeum
Athyrium 'Felix Femina'
Azalea ‘Golden Sunset’
Azalea ‘Lapwing’
Azalea ‘Nancy Waterer’
Azalea ‘Prince Henri de Pays Bas’
Azalea luteum
Blechnum spicant
Carex elata aurea
Centaurea 'Black Sprite'
Cornus canadensis
Cornus kousa
Cornus 'Venus'
Corylus avellana
Crambe cordifolia
Deschampsia flexuosa
Dipelta floribunda (TBC)
Dryopteris erythrosorus
Enkianthus campanulatus
Epimedium rubrum
Epimedium sulphureum
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. Robbiae
Euphorbia pasteuri
Fothergilla major
Geranium maccrorhizum 'White Ness'
Geranium 'Rozanne'
Geranium sanguineum 'Album'
Hebe rakaiensis
Hebe salicifolia
Helleborus foetidus
Hosta 'Halcyon'
Iris sibirica (Caesor's Brother)
Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar'
Iris 'Superstition'
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Meconopsis (species TBC, weather depending)
Melianthus major
Orlaya grandiflora
Paeonia 'Krinkled White'
Paeonia 'Shirley Temple
Papaver orientale 'Snow Goose'
Picea glauca 'Albertina Conica'
Pinus 'Mugo Mops'
Pinus wallichiana
Pittosporum tenuifolium
Pittosporum tobira
Polystichum munitum
Polystichum setiferum
Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson'
Primula secundiflora
Rhododendron (late flowering - species TBC)
Rhododendron 'Macabeanum'
Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Koshiro Wada'
Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing'
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurescens'
Sinocalycanthus
Trollius x cultorum 'Orange Princess'
Viburnum opulus
Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii'
Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough'
Zelkova serrata

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