This private garden has been designed for a client who desired a tranquil space for reflection and relaxation.
The timber pathways lead you past seating handcrafted from black concrete to a jewel like turquoise pool. A pavilion made from a variety of woods gives a gradient of colours from sycamore through to a charred black timber. Bold architectural planting merges seamlessly with existing trees, giving the garden structure and creating a sense of being removed from the outside world.
The client brief was for a landscape that complemented the modern house, the design of which had been undertaken by a renowned architect, whilst reflecting their style.
It needed to be incredibly low maintenance, as it is used only in the summer months and a space that would work for a family of five, guests and a dog.
This sculptural garden incorporated local materials but broke away from the traditional style of garden found on the Island by using strong lines, an architectural plant palette & the placement of gigantic rocks collected from the local countryside. From dusk, bold lighting highlights the forms and twilight colours of the plants, rocks and water.
A sunset view of our latest garden. The client brief was for a contemporary space for growing vegetables within their south facing gravel area. They envisioned summer evenings sat amongst the plants, catching the last rays of sun around a fire.
At the centre of this space sculptural planters interlock holding both the edibles and pools of still, reflective water. These structures are fabricated from Corten & concrete and punctuated with timber seating. Boardwalks lead you through the space and throughout the gravel orange Californian poppies grow.
The Austerity Garden
RHS Silver-Gilt Medal. Best in Show. RHS Gardeners World 2013 .
Reflecting the current economic climate, the concept behind the Austerity Garden was high design on a low budget. In being innovative with affordable materials, the garden showcased creative design solutions. Rather than disguising these materials, their raw and industrial qualities were celebrated.
The inspiration came from the designers personal design ethos that good design doesn’t have to mean high prices. With client budgets becoming restricted being innovative & creative with affordable materials has become a regular part of their design process. Mexican yards, for both planting and aesthetics, were a background influence.
The RHS awarded the garden Best in Show at BBC Gardeners world.
The Botanical Studio Garden
Silver- Gilt medal. Hampton Court Flower Show 2016
Designed by Jade Goto for Crabtree & Evelyn, The Botanical Studio Garden allowed the naturally curious to discover a fragrant experience that went beyond the visual joy of plants and flowers.
The garden was planted in tiers to represent the base, heart and top notes of the classic perfume structure.
The striking mono-planting of each species was evocative of the expansive and singular planted perfume fields of Grasse, Provence. Within these raised copper planters the simplicity, fragrance and beauty of the single ingredient was celebrated.
At the heart of the garden was ‘The Botanical Studio’; a modern day Still Room constructed from glass. Here the perfumer could be seen practicing her art whilst transforming nature’s abundance into beautifying riches.
The Lifeboat House
As part of this beautiful Lifeboat house restoration project, we were asked to design the outside courtyard and terrace. Originally built in 1874 and in use until 1930, we wanted to reflect the sites history through our use of materials. To do this we created Corten plant beds to reference the large steel gates that originally stood on the site. These were then filled with shingle similar to that found on Worthing beach.
The Denim Wall
In October 2013, the Studio collaborated with leading denim retailer, The Griffin Denim, to install a show-stopping vertical garden in their store windows. The use of plants within the installation referenced the historical use of plants within the denim making process. Included within the planting scheme were Indigofera tinctoria, used traditionally to create Indigo dye and Gossypium hirsutum, the plant used to produce cotton. The green wall installation was highlighted with sculptural neon lighting to reflect the stores image.
The Infinity Box
The mirrored walls of the Infinity Box reflect a spectacular and seemingly endless architectural jungle. Playing with spatial illusion, the clean design multiplies and expands the vista into infinity.
Large oaks that had fallen across the estate have been used to create the striking wooden planters. Tropical plants grown within Borde Hill’s glass houses have been relocated and positioned to complement and draw upon the lofty palms and foliage in the surrounding gardens.
The garden within the Infinity Box is a permanent installation at Borde Hill Gardens, designed by Jade Goto.
Sometimes, rather than a full landscape design, clients would like existing plant beds rejuvenated. We can create a unique planting design for any space.
The QR Code Garden
RHS Bronze Medal. Chelsea Flower Show 2012.
The groundbreaking QR Code Garden united cutting edge technology and horticulture. It was the first year that smart technology had been utilised at the Chelsea Flower Show and the result was an ambitious and interactive space that delivered a bold visual statement, capturing the public and media’s attention. The focal point of the garden was a large QR (Quick Response) code, created from a wall of vertical planting. The space referenced the formal garden traditions through the use of sharp geometric form and clipped topiary, but was brought into the present day through the engagement with this exciting way of accessing virtual information.
Although a departure from our landscape work, we were excited when asked to take on the challenge of designing a new sneaker store. We wanted to create a subtle yet beautifully crafted backdrop on which to display the merchandise and achieved this by using a careful balance of concrete and high quality french oak. We used sharp verticals and horizontals throughout the space, which are gently interrupted with a cluster of hexagonal seating/ display in the centre of the shop.