Each year during the RHS Chelsea Flower Show the Garden Museum asks the designer of a show garden to tell the story behind their masterpiece, from conception to design and planting.
This year we have invited Andy Sturgeon to speak, designer of The Mind Garden.
Sculptural walls inhabit a woodland edge and a gardened meadow. They embrace and protect. Calm and serene they create places for conversation but at times they crowd together becoming uncomfortably close. The garden is designed to bring people together and to spark conversations around mental health.
Andy is one of the UK’s leading garden designers. Inspired by art and architecture his work explores the relationship between plants and structure and the wider landscape.
Andy will share his experiences and inspiration for his design for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, as well as his memories of his eight previous gold medals and three ‘Best in Show’ wins in 2010, 2016 and 2019.
Find out more: www.andysturgeon.com
Andy is one of the UK’s leading garden designers. Inspired by art and architecture his work explores the relationship between plants and structure and the wider landscape. His modern designs are a fusion of natural materials and contemporary styling which have become known for their timeless architectural qualities, innovative planting and sculptural characteristics.
Andy is the winner of eight RHS Gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show and 3 times ‘Best in Show’. Both The Sunday Times and House and Garden Magazine place him in the Top Ten list of landscape designers in Britain with recent accolades including Gold Awards from Singapore, S.Korea and Philadelphia.
Andy lectures around the world. He is a published author, journalist and broadcaster and an active commentator in the international garden design sector. His work is frequently featured in books, magazines and newspapers worldwide.