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We have been asked to build our first show garden, for veteran designer Charlie Bloom, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018.

The opportunity arose thanks to a conversation with tenants at one of the communal gardens we maintain, Art4Space, who told us about the mosaic they were making for Hampton Court. We jumped at this unique chance to test our skills & collaborate with top people in the landscaping industry.
Charlie conceived the garden as a showcase of design & craftsmanship from small & medium-sized organisations, without relying on large corporate donations, showing what can be achieved on a shoestring budget. Unlike many exhibits at the show, this garden could be reproduced in most back gardens and so, we hope, will inspire visitors to improve their own spaces.

She says:

“Brilliance in Bloom is a tangible representation of good will, kindness & cooperation between different craftspeople, designers & volunteer groups. By collaborating, we will create a space that celebrates the joy of artistic self-expression in its many forms. Equal credit is due to every team member, landscaper, artist, volunteer & organisation that backed the project when it had appeared to me, the designer, to be doomed. In its simplest form, this garden is the culmination of a team’s dedication, enthusiasm & faith; it shows off their individual strengths through their art & skill.”

Collaborators:

This project is only possible because of the amazing people involved, which at the time of writing include:
 Charlie Bloom – designer
Stark & Greensmith – steel panels
Simon Probyn – sculptures
Nickie Bonn & Art4Space – mosaic
Action Now – hard landscaping
Palm Centre – plants

Visit Us at the Show! 

The show runs from Tuesday, July 3rd to Sunday, July 8th, from 10am every day.

You can get tickets from the RHS here.
Sunday 8th is the plant sell-off day, when you can bring home your very own planty slice of Hampton Court.
We will be posting regular updates on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram feeds. Please follow us there for the latest news about Hampton Court, & all our ongoing community gardening activities across London.

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