RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
The brief for this project was to create a showcase garden to demonstrate Gardena’s new ‘smart’ system for controlling automatic irrigation and automatic robotic lawnmowing.
The first decision was to create a raised lawn and bed area so that the equipment could be viewed more easily; Gardena’s Smart system logo provided the basis of the layout. In this garden, there is a pop-up sprinkler set in the central strip of stone along with the mower’s charging base. Two taps are separately controlled to provide drip and mini-sprinkler irrigation. All these systems are controlled, by wi-fi, with a smartphone from anywhere in the world.
Everything in this garden is bespoke, from the plywood screen to all the hand-cut stone and including the beach & cabinet for promotional material. The large TV screen needed a cover to protect it from the elements, so a sheet roofing element was incorporated as part of the screen.
We had four (yes, four!!) days to build this from scratch. Everything had to be pre-cut and built to ensure it would all fit together smoothly, which thankfully it did.