Posted by LNA Master Landscapers Association
on 13 May 2016
The LNA's Titanium Corporate Partner, Husqvarna Australia, are again sponsoring a Chelsea Show Garden competition entry in the Chelsea Flower Show, one of the world's best-loved landscaping and gardening events. The Chelsea Flower Show is held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London and is a calendar highlight for gardening and nature enthusiasts, attracting thousands from around the world each year.
As in 2015, Husqvarna are sponsoring the garden designed by LNA Ambassador Charlie Albone, in conjunction with LNA Member Conway Landscaping & Design and the team. The LNA are delighted to throw our support behind this enterprise and are excitedly anticipating the results. Charlie and Conway Landscaping were winners of a Silver-Gilt Medal at the show last year and were invited to enter again this year with the show being held from Tuesday 24th of May to Saturday 28th of May.
In collaboration with Conway Landscaping & Design, Charlie and his team of hand-picked crew from Australia have chosen this year to present a garden designed for a busy corporate couple living in inner-city Melbourne. It offers a space to relax, reflect and retreat from the pressures and speed of modern living.
The silent serenity of the garden is made possible by its features. The hedged entrance leads to a protective-feeling sunken lawn. Exciting exotic plants including Leucadendron, Acacia and Protea, along with European perennials in subtle purple, white, pink and soft red tones will fringe it. The water feature at the back of the garden will send a calming stream of water down the stairs, without splashes or ripples.
Drawing inspiration from its homeland, the garden will feature bluestone cobbles, along with a floating cantilevered architectural structure with geometric patterns reminiscent of Melbourne's Federation Square. A striking copper and bronze sculpture, created by Victorian sculptor Will Wilson of Willie Wildlife, will be positioned at the back of the garden. Earthy tones from the metal, combined with flying birds, epitomise the freedom the garden gives to the couple who use it.
After many months of planning, the team have finally been allowed to break ground on construction of the project in Chelsea and you can follow their progress as they work arduous 13 hour days right up to the opening of the show. The daily blog can be accessed by clicking here.
We wish Husqvarna, Charlie, Conway Landscaping & Design and the whole team every success this year and eagerly await the unveiling later this month.