The M&G Garden
Gold medal winner
The garden is a romanticised haven set in a warm, sunny climate. It expands on a simple, timeless idea that three core elements - a wall, trees and seating - can create an intimate, sheltered and beautiful oasis of calm.
Using Mediterranean flora and raw materials dug directly out of the earth, including clay, aggregate, pigment and tile, the garden celebrates the expressive and sensual language of contrasts: colour and texture, light and shadow.
The use of colour is subtle, but also unexpected and dazzling in parts, with semi-opaque glazes on tile picking out the silvery tones of sub-shrubs, while a clashing cacophony of scarlet, pink, lilac and yellow flowers are held together by grassy swathes.
Informal gravel pathways are interspersed with scree planting, while trees are used to create intimate, beautiful spaces of relaxation that can be applied to any garden. Drought- tolerant plants aim to highlight our warming climate and the need for water conservation.
Designed by Sarah Price
A romanticised haven set in a warm, sunny climate. Three core elements - a wall, trees and seating. Mediterranean flora and raw materials dug directly out of the earth.