‘The Greenfingers Charity Garden’ / Kate Gould Gardens – Chelsea 2019
Kate Gould has selected two outdoor fabrics from Christopher Farr Cloth to decorate her 10th garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. The fabric, featuring a design by the late artist Raoul Dufy will create large colourful floor cushions and comfortable scatter cushions that will complement the gardens planting. The selected fabric ‘Mille Feuille’ is a vivid botanical pattern, screen-printed onto an acrylic fabric at an artisan print house and specially treated to ensure water and stain resistance, ideal for outdoor use.
About the garden: A lush green split level garden provides a peaceful, interactive and uplifting space where life-limited
children with complex needs, their families, friends and carers can come together for play, relaxation or peaceful
reflection. Set over two levels, with a lift and sloped walkways, the ‘Greenfingers Charity Garden’ is an accessible space for people of all ages and abilities.
With its interesting planting and magical water-feature, the innovative garden design aims to highlight and promote the therapeutic benefits of the outside spaces created over the past 20 years by Greenfingers Charity, the charity dedicated to creating inspiring gardens for life-limited children and their families who spend time in hospices across the UK.
Key features: A large water feature can be viewed from both levels of the scheme and from multiple seating areas. There
are spaces to relax in sunshine and also under canopies. On the lower level, ramps ensure disabled access and the second level of the garden is accessed via a lift system. Hit and miss brickwork walls create privacy, shade and interesting shadows without blocking views.