Telegraph travels

The Daily Telegraph’s garden for the 2010 RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be designed by garden designer Andy Sturgeon.
The garden has been inspired by Andy’s extensive travels around the world. The contemporary gravel garden will bring together flavours of the Fynbos of the southern Cape, the Maquis shrubland of the Mediterranean, the Chaparral of California and Mexico, and the Matorral of central Chile.
Andy Sturgeon said: “The planting brings an exotic atmosphere that is tempered with more familiar English garden plants which light up the garden with colour. The result is a garden that feels like it is from somewhere else yet nowhere specific.
“Slicing through the garden, cor-ten steel screens will fuse architectural and sculptural qualities to define spaces and control views within the garden. As visitors move along the linear natural stone paths these views are ever changing with controlled vistas and glimpses of the garden beyond.”
The garden will also feature open clearings of sparsely planted gravel which provide places to pause and linger. A courtyard will receive the shade of a stately cork oak and the sound of running water will make this a contemplative space.
Kylie O’Brien, Gardening Editor, The Daily Telegraph said: “We are extremely proud and very excited to have such a great talent representing The Daily Telegraph at Chelsea this year. He is one of the most original designers in the country today”.

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