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Silent Pool Gin Garden 2018 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Silver Gilt medal and People's Choice Award

Mixing sleek hard landscaping with drifts of soft planting, the garden provided a contemporary yet relaxing city haven for a professional couple to unwind in. The garden took its inspiration from the Silent Pool Distillery, located in the beautiful, rural landscape of the Surrey Hills.

A raised, infinity-edged water feature reflected the spring-fed Silent Pool, a source of water for the gin. The quality UK-sourced materials used in the garden included textural Portland stone, Purbeck walling and weathered oak. The intricate gin-making process was represented through the laser-cut copper panels, polished copper distillation helmets and a central ‘citrus peel’ sculpture. Native, multi-stemmed trees created a canopy that provided a layer of privacy from neighouring properties. The planting, in tones of predominantly blues, whites, greens and hints of copper, subtly blends to create a calming ambience.