THE GOWER PENINSULA
Took a long weekend to explore the stunning coastline of the Gower Peninsula
THE RICH BROTHERS - LOVE YOUR PLOT - GARDENS INSPIRED BY LANDSCAPES
Selection of pages from our recent book - Love Your Plot - Gardens Inspired by Nature
MASSIMO DUTTI - ROOF TERRACE
Everything is beginning to fill out and thrive beneath the heat of the Catalonian sun. Trees and shrubs crafting much needed pockets of shade and perennial providing scent and accents of colour amongst the green.
A beautiful relationship between plants and architecture.
Visited a new project in Stockholm last week but made sure we had some free time to appreciate the city and its surroundings. The areas full of beautiful design, craft and architecture.
Spent the weekend wandering through Barcelona. Its a beautiful city full of romantic architecture, vivid greenery and seriously good coffee on sun filled streets. It's definitely the case that you must get lost in a city to come across its secrets.
BUILD PROCESS OF OUR UNIQUE ROOFTOP PLANTERS
With the help of our two good friends, who can build pretty much anything, we ventured to create inspiring and inviting roof terrace spaces. Bringing alive professor Ben van Berkel's architectural vision for the Canaletto building of 'neighbourhood's in the sky'. We wanted to design unique organic shaped planters that withheld an understatement of luxury.
BECOMING PART OF THE LANDSCAPE
This project was only completed in the early summer of 2015 but is already looking like it belongs.
PRESENTING OUR RHS CHELSEA DESIGN
Had a great evening meeting many interesting people whilst presenting our Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth.
Spent a calm evening on foot, walking through the local landscape, capturing the fading light upon still forms.
Over the past few weekends we've been constructing a sunken space, made from poured concrete and rustic oak decking. We dug the hole, poured the footing, formed the shuttering, poured the concrete, waited for it to set …………. removed the shuttering and admired the concrete, sourced the oak, cut the oak, made the frame, nailed oak to frame, admired the oak.
a snow day in the brecon beacons
We spent saturday roaming the Beacons capturing the blue hue of the distant forest, the leisurely strolls of the grazing animals and the pines hanging heavy under the weight of the snow.
the lure of the ocean - A surfing road trip
In late November we embarked on a road trip down to the South West Coast of France, with our surf boards, wetsuits and pop up tents. Camping wild in the leggy pine forests and on the vast empty beaches, gazing at clear night skies and listening to waves crashing onto the constantly reformed shore. It was a beautiful escape that could only be described as 'The lure of the Ocean'.
RHS Chelsea Flower show 2015
We've been accepted to create a Main Show Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015. The garden is sponsored by Cloudy Bay and Vital Earth. It will depict key characteristics of Cloudy Bay's Pinot Noir & Savignion Blanc.
Our current project, located in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons is set amongst windblown alder and hawthorn. The design retains a sympathetic approach that blends into the natural rustic landscape.
Chelsea Flower Show May 2014
Amazing to receive a Silver Gilt for our first show garden at RHS Chelsea. Its a real privilege to talk to some of the seasoned faces at the show, who obviously have great taste in worker jackets!
A great honour to meet the Queen, which made this years Chelsea a very memorable occasion.