RHS Tatton Flower Show 2015 - Leon Davis - Gold Award / by Kat Weatherill

leon davis RHS tatton show garden 2015 design

Quantum of Light

Designer: Leon Davis

Award: Gold

Garden Details 

Inspired by a computer generated image from CERN. The garden will be a visual interpretation of the moment an atom is energized following a particle collision thus emitting photons which are particles representing a quantum of light. A colour palette of red, blue and yellow flowering plants will create a dynamic 'energy flash' which will radiate from a central concrete core. The hard landscape materials of steel and concrete have been chosen to symbolize industrial processes used to create the event. 

Colour Scheme/Planting 

Intense coloured yellow lines, red towers and blue are used in the image to depict high energy photons being released from a collision creating an 'energy flash'. The intense violet blues of Salvia × sylvestris 'Mainacht' the deep reds of Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet and the strong yellows of Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold 'Goldstar' will be planted in dynamic shapes to recreate this event.