Drink in the Cloudy Bay Discovery Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2013
If you are green-fingered and heading to the
Chelsea Flower Show this week for its centenary event, make sure you take
a moment to drink in the exhibition put together by garden designers Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam, who have taken inspiration from New Zealand wine Cloudy Bay to create the Cloudy Bay
There is a hint of the Antipodean to the landscaping of this garden, although its raw materials have been chosen to suit a UK climate. A stream runs through the garden, recalling the patterns and
characteristics of the Wairau River, where Cloudy Bay’s winery was established, while characterful plant specimens include berberis temolaica – a rugged native of Tibet and a first for the Chelsea
Flower Show. What’s more, a simple terrace provides an area to entertain or relax (with a chilled glass of Cloudy Bay, naturally).
At the end of Chelsea Flower Show, the Cloudy Bay Discovery Garden will live on, integrated into four urban-garden installations created by four young garden designers for the London City Scapes
festival, which will take place later this year.