The garden has been designed to create a calm, uplifting, spiritual and inspiring space. It is a celebration of life rather than a representation of death.
The Memoria & GreenAcres Transcendence Garden has been designed by Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson of McWilliam Studio.
The planting scheme below the canopy of trees aims to create a transitory quality. The elegant planting is muted in colour, with bright flecks dotted throughout to reflect the bright points in life.
In line with our desire to be as sustainable as possible, the Transcendence Garden will be replanted at one of Darwin’s bereavement sites, becoming a tranquil setting for those grieving to reflect on and remember their loved ones and open up about their loss.
The garden is sponsored by Darwin Alternatives, whose bereavement services businesses are focused on supporting people through the end-of-life experience.
No Chelsea garden is complete without a water feature. Whilst they can bring a sense of calm and tranquility to a space we also want ours to bring a sense of movement. To achieve this we'll be using casts from a beach and limestone off-cuts which both share a theme of capturing a moment in time.
Designing a Chelsea show garden involves a lot more than simply coming up with a design (and even that isn't simple). Once your design has been accepted by the RHS the hard work really begins, and right now we're in the process of liaising with our constructor, structural engineers and other experts to work out exactly how it will all come to life, and what it will cost.