The Wedgwood Garden
Gold medal winner
Towards the late 18th century, secret gardens and tea gardens were the perfect destination in which to socialise, enjoy nature and drink tea. ‘The Wedgwood Garden’ is a modern interpretation of these leisurely spaces, as nature, flowers, horticulture and tea drinking have always been at the heart of Wedgwood's DNA and design work.
An ephemeral pavilion appears to dance over a stream meandering through harmonious planting and naturalistic rocks and boulders. The space can be entered via openings in the planting at the edges, and an almost undetectable path leads the visitor towards a bronze pavilion, which appears to change form as you walk around it.
The main sculptural piece in the garden was inspired by a book by Allan McRobie, ‘The Seduction of Curves’. Designer Jo Thompson has been working with Allan, as well as the Department of Engineering from Cambridge University, Expedition Engineering and some of Allan's post graduate students, who have also given up their time to create structures in Allan's back garden.
The Wedgwood Garden seeks to inspire, surprise and delight by providing a contemplative space that encourages a pause in everyday life for appreciation of the wonders and beauty of nature and natural forms.
Designed by Jo Thompson
Towards the late 18th century, secret gardens and tea gardens were the perfect destination in which to socialise, enjoy nature and drink tea. This garden is a modern interpretation of these leisurely spaces.