A Perspex Cave awarded Silver
Up and coming designer Sophie Walker produced the award winning Cave Pavilion garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, picking up a much sought after Silver award by the judges. The garden has set the record as the first garden of fully traceable plants at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, with a structure created in thick Perspex® acrylic.
The conceptual garden was produced with support from Sue & Bleddyn Wynn-Jones and presented in partnership with The Garden Museum.
Photograph © Louis Supple 2014
Perspex® clear silk in 10mm thickness was chosen by Sophie to produce a light-box container for the plants. The Perspex® creates a dense, obscure side view of the pavilion, whilst a single aperture cut through one wall reveals the garden within, filled with a wild array of plants tumbling in all directions.
The garden creates a framed view of the landscape within – there is no entrance to the garden so the glimpses of plants touching the Perspex® walls help visitors explore the space with their imagination as they walk around the structure.
For more information about the garden and other projects from Sophie Walker visit: www.sophiewalkerstudio.com
Image gallery photography © Bennet Smith 2014