Location: Chelsea, London
The Arthritis Research UK garden was designed to capture the drama, formality and beauty of the Renaissance gardens. Inspired by the gardens at Villa Lante and Villa d’Este, this garden stripped away the flamboyance to reveal a simpler, more minimalist design.
The garden explores the Renaissance obsession of order and man controlling nature by taming waterflow in amazing waterfall and cascades. The three water features in the garden replicate and emphasize the ingenious and technical skill employed during this period. Linking throughout the garden – the long fountain seat set against a backdrop of 30 powerful jets, a water cascade and a shallow mirror pool with an infinity edge – all are powered by gravity and hydrostatic power.
RHS Chelsea 2012 Silver Gilt Medal
RHS Chelsea 2012 People’s Choice Award
RHS Chelsea 2020 Nominated for People’s Choice Award for Garden of The Decade