HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW 2018
APEIRON WINS A SILVER-GILT MEDAL at HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW 2018
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the building of Apeiron at this year's Hampton Court Flower Show. It was wonderful to win a silver-gilt medal in our first show garden, but more importantly, the wonderful feedback we've received from visitors has been overwhelming.
The garden was designed to evoke dreamscapes and memories. It was inspired by the Eva Cassidy cover of 'Fields of Gold' which was played at the funeral of Alex's grandfather. From outside, the garden appears to be a rusted steel box, with deeper, moodier planting colours for a beautiful yet sombre appearance. Inside, the garden opens up into an infinte meadow, with light and ethereal meadow planting continuing as far as the eye can see. The contrast alludes to the way in which loved ones can live on infinitely in memories, dreams and reflections, even if their time in the physical world is over.
We've received some fantastic media coverage too, collated below, with excerpts including:
"This stunning and sensory exhibit has enthralled Show visitors"
- Gardener's World Magazine 'Highlights of the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show'
"A rusted steel box hides an eternity of beauty"
- Homes and Property 'The best gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show 2018'
"The planting in this garden is simply divine"
- Richard Jackson's Garden 'Five Show Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show'
Due to popular demand, plant palettes of shrubs, perennials and annuals used in Aperion at Hampton Court are detailed below. The top palette is of plants used outside the installation, and the bottom one is plants used inside the mirrored room.