Design & Decor - Design Ideas

10 hot trends from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Tara Nolan
Photography by
Virginia MacDonald
Issue 11010001

This article appeared in January 2011 issue

From a circle motif to orchestrating the light and shadows, adapt these ideas to your space


6. Orchestrating shadows
“At the front of the garden an informal group of white-stemmed birch trees creates a degree of enclosure, giving way to a more open glade in front of the terrace,” explains Robert, who carefully chose these trees for the dappled shade their foliage creates. “The stunning white bark is set against the dark background to reinforce the mono­chrome effect,” he adds.

7. A path to purpose

Upon entering the garden, the rough-hewn trail transitions to a smooth pathway, leading the way from dark into light, and reflecting the visitors’ journey of discovery and enlightenment.


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