RHS Tatton Flower Show 2015 - Jarman Murphy - Gold Award
A Quiet Corner
Awards: Gold & Best in Show for Back to Back Gardens
The garden is inspired by countryside and coastal walks and has been designed as a calm and peaceful space inviting the visitor in to pause, reflect and feel safe within a soft enclosure of fluid grasses and a sheltering tree. Grasses planted in a soft curl weave through the garden creating gentle movement, whilst a still pool of water reflects the sky and tree above.
The grey rendered feature wall provides a solid contrast for the tall grasses. The extending curved section bisects the grasses, gently enclosing the seated area of the garden providing a vertical accent to anchor the space and adds sculptural and interest.
Three varieties of grass chosen for movement, light capturing qualities and subtle sound. A small multi-stemmed tree provides shelter and interesting textures, filtering the light making light play on the surfaces. By using grasses the garden evokes movement, texture and fluidity. The planting has a restrained and simple design with contrasting forms and fine textures aimed at creating a relaxing, calm and inviting space