Bronze award at Chelsea for Putney garden designer
McKelvey from Putney and business partner Judith Wise were
awarded a bronze for their Walled Garden.
hot, exotic garden with a Mediterranean influence. A
Moroccan-style courtyard is enclosed with white, rendered
walls, which provided a backdrop for the dramatic planting
scheme in shades of black, purple, dark red and pink.
were six clear-stemmed olive trees which flank the boundary
of the garden and two formal parterres, enclosed with clipped
santolina hedging. The parterres were planted with scented
herbs, although the plants in the rest of the garden were
mostly bulbs such as alliums, tulips, narcissus, lillies and
stream flowed from a steel sculpture into a rectangular pool
and there was a second prominent sculpture, also made from
galvanised steel. They were surrounded by paving made from
an Italian lava stone - 'balsatina' - a first at Chelsea.
2001 they were awarded a Silver Gilt for their garden
- the first time they had entered the event.
contact McKelvey Wise call 020 7731 0595
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