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Jamie Butterworth Blog – Exploring The Relationship Between Hard And Soft

Jamie Butterworth Blog – exploring the relationship between hard and soft landscaping, and which combinations work well.

London Stone Jura Beige Limestone Chelsea Flower Show 2018 Rosebank

Rosebank’s Matt Keightley provides stunning contrast at RHS Chlesea 2018

When I joined London Stone nearly a year ago to the day (yes; already! How time flies when you’re having fun), I was keen to develop a greater understanding of the combination between hard and soft landscaping. Identifying the relationship between stone and plants, how they can work together to form something truly incredible. read more

Blue Black Puts Silver Gilt On The Slate: Robert Barker’s Skin Deep Garden, at RHS Chelsea 2018

So, now that the dust has settled, has Robert Barker, designer of the Skin Deep Garden, at RHS Chelsea 2018, managed to get any sleep? (See last week’s post.) “Not really!” he said at the show’s Press Day on Monday.

Overview of Robert Barker's Skin Deep Garden

Dappled shade softens the angular concrete blocks on Robert’s boundary-pushing garden. Image courtesy of Robert Barker.

Now fully realised and visible “in the flesh”, the garden’s combined monumentality and intimacy is clear. This is a clever complement to the garden’s theme, as skin conditions are both an intimate and a monumental issue for many sufferers. read more

Blue Black Slate creates a path to contemplation – RHS Chelsea 2018

Blue Black Slate creates a path to contemplation – RHS Chelsea 2018

With only days to go before RHS Chelsea opens for 2018, garden designer Robert Barker is challenging his biorhythms. “I haven’t been to bed for five days,” he told us earlier this week. He aims to create a path of contemplation at RHS Chelsea 2018.

The Skin Deep garden, sponsored by Harley Street Skin Care, designed by Robert Barker, and built by Terraforma Landscapes. Copyright: Robert Barker.

The Skin Deep garden, sponsored by Harley Street Skin Care, designed by Robert Barker, and built by Terraforma Landscapes. Copyright: Robert Barker.

Skin Deep is Robert’s first Chelsea garden, one of the new ‘Space to Grow’ category that is replacing the ‘Fresh’ gardens of recent years. Sponsored by Harley Street Skin Care, and dominated by nearly two hundred concrete blocks, it examines our relationship with the largest organ of the body; our skin. read more