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Award-winning garden designer Stuart Charles Towner at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

The VTB Capital Garden – ‘Spirit of Cornwall’ – is a unique creative collaboration, bringing together garden designers, architects, a composer, musicians and a sculptor; all commissioned by VTB Capital, a leading international bank.

Sited on Chelsea’s Main Avenue ‘Spirit of Cornwall’ is a multi-sensory experience: inspired by the work of renowned British sculptor Barbara Hepworth; and music composed by Leo Geyer Artistic Director Constella OperaBallet, specially commissioned by the Hepworth Estate and Tate St Ives to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her garden.

‘Spirit of Cornwall’ has been conceived as a garden for a sculptor and a composer.

Contemporary in style, the garden features a palette of subtropical and temperate plants, illustrating the unique microclimates found throughout Cornwall. Concrete and steel form the only hard landscaping elements in the garden.

The metalwork that runs throughout the garden is a physical manifestation of the music, taken from the sound wave pattern, with its peak expressed by the garden pavilion, a space for composing and performing designed by award-winning architectural practice, Studio Evans Lane.

Water features echo the sea views from Hepworth’s garden. The continuous circulation of water reinforces the musical motif. Sculptures by Sheila Vollmer nestle amongst the planting, drawing inspiration from the rhythms of the garden design, and other sources such as Russian Constructivism.

VTB Capital is proud to have commissioned the ‘Spirit of Cornwall’ garden and support its talented designers and artists at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Established in the City of London for almost 100 years, VTB Capital helps its investment banking and corporate clients grow their businesses and retail customers grow their savings.

VTB Capital has carved out a reputation as a reliable business partner for clients from around the world. According to the league tables published by Dealogic, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters, VTB Capital has consistently been one of the top three Investment Banks in the CEE since 2009.

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