Landstruction assists with relocation of gold winning garden
News - 27 July 2017
Wedgwood’s Show Garden ‘A Classic re-imagined’ designed and created by the multi-award-winning designer Sam Ovens, won a Gold Medal at the inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower Show in June 2017. The Show Garden is an important part of Wedgwood’s partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) which kicked off at Chelsea Flower Show in May 2017.
Sam Ovens, together with Cheshire based BALI Member, Landstruction have completed works on the relocation of the garden to the World of Wedgwood in Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent which opened on the 24th of July.
This initiative is a showcase of Wedgwood’s dedication to nature and garden to improve our surrounding and quality of living. The Landstruction team worked alongside Sam Ovens in the planting of the garden, covering a larger area than showcased at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show to create a space of reflection and recreation for the local community.
Commenting on the garden moving to The World of Wedgwood, Sam Ovens says, “I can't wait to work with the local community, to see their reaction to the garden. I hope they will be surprised as it will be something they wouldn't necessarily expect to see..."
The headline partnership showcased at RHS Chatsworth celebrated the exciting reunion of two iconic British brands that share a creative history and vision. John Wedgwood, founded the RHS in 1804 and was the eldest son of the famous English potter and entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood, who founded Wedgwood in 1759.
David Binks, Managing Direction at Landstruction added: “Landstruction is proud to work with such an established brand as well as one of the brightest young talents across the horticultural industry in Sam Ovens. We specialise in creating exceptional tailor-made projects as well as providing world class service and this latest installation showcases our ability to deliver bespoke customer experiences once again. We are delighted with the result already but as the garden evolves through the seasons, it will simply get better and better. I cannot wait to return again and enjoy the garden for myself!”
Aspects of the Wedgwood DNA have been intertwined within Sam Oven’s horticultural design. The central feature of the garden is a contemporary take on living space, inspired by Wedgwood’s attitudes to interior living of blurring the ‘outside with the inside’. The water fountains symbolise not only the importance of water for wellbeing but is a nod to the innovation of the canals as a transport system leading to the success of Wedgwood in the founding years. The geo-metric design of the garden paired with traditional masonry illustrates a timeless chic design style that can be achieved by juxtaposing the old with the new in an unexpected way which has been important to Wedgwood over the years.
The RHS Flower Shows have also been the perfect context to launch the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory – a place to socialise and relax from the hussle of the everyday life being surrounded by nature and garden. Now with the garden coming to the World of Wedgwood this further enhances the environment also for its exclusive Wedgwood tea room.