Kate Gould wins at Chelsea Flower Show

Kate Gould wins at Chelsea Flower Show

Garden designer Kate Gould won Gold and the Best Fresh Garden award at this year's show for her brilliant City Living garden

City Living could make urban environments infinitely more pleasant

Congratulations to Kate Gould on her triumph at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show. Her City Living show garden on a 12x6m plot was a star attraction, showing how urban apartment blocks can be 'greened' to make life more beautiful, healthy and tranquil for residents - green walls being a particularly good idea that we'd all like to see more of. Having seen the drawings of Kate Gould's Chelsea garden, many visitors were astonished to see how accurate the real thing was. 

The City Living garden was a huge draw at this year's Chelsea Flower Show because of its scale, complexity and the way it married hard landscaping with lush planting. And it was an inspiring design that showed how relatively straightforward it can be to make apartment blocks places of greenery - particulary using green walls and large planters for trees and big foliage.

The design won a Gold medal as well as the Best Fresh Garden prize. 

The garden made flesh - it was very impressive
A green wall on the side of the 'apartment block' - kategouldgardens.com

Gould says it was the most ambitious garden she's designed for Chelsea and she praised her colleagues who worked to bring it to life: 'Without the skill, determination and sheer hard work of the most amazing team we would never have made it. There were moments when I thought we wouldn’t but I shouldn’t have doubted the guys.

'They are epic and have realised my creation on paper into the most wondrous of creations of which I am so, so proud.  It looked if anything far better than it did in my head. Hats off and huge thanks to everyone involved.'

www.kategouldgardens.com

 
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