Breaking Ground wins Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

23 May 2017

Designed by Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam, and sponsored by Darwin Property Investment Management, the garden highlights Wellington College’s ambition to break down barriers to education, and explores the themes of progress, evolution and thought patterns.

The planting draws inspiration from heathland around the College. Tall, sculptural and transparent walls run through the garden connecting the various elements and materials. Water echoes this flow in the main pool and rills that run below the wall structures.

Connectivity in the garden between forms and patterns is key, inspired partly by neuron and synapse connections, a reference to education and learning. Patterns in the ornamental meadow are derived from synapses, and colourful, textured planting groups flow across it unimpeded, echoing trains of thought. Dynamic plant forms and striking umbellifers create moments of drama.

Watch the video by clicking here and see what it takes to create a Gold medal winning garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show….