The Extending Space conceptual garden was awarded a silver-gilt medal at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014. It is inspired by the variety of landscapes found within the protected Pfyn Forest National Park in the Swiss Valais region. The park does not only include one of Europe’s last remaining large pine forests but is also home to one of the most significant and diverse meadowlands in Switzerland.
The garden explores the spatial experience found in the forest edge where views are framed and enveloped by trees and shrubs which then recede to offer glimpses of distant wildflower meadows and the river beyond.
The hard landscaping is used to heighten this overall spatial experience. The focal point being a Pine pergola which emerges organically from the hedging and uses the widening space between the beams to create an extending perspective.