Designer Jade Goto is teaming up with international company Crabtree & Evelyn at this years RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, to create a garden that will captivate the senses. The Botanical Studio Garden will combine the heritage of Crabtree & Evelyn with their modern day vision by taking the planting palette of a traditional English garden, breaking it apart and reconstructing it in a contemporary style.
The garden mimics the fragrance pyramid of a perfume, with each terrace representing the note found in a perfume. Evoking the perfume fields of Grasse, large planters of mono-planting celebrate the single ingredient and as the public move through the garden the sight and scent of each planter will arrest the senses.
To the centre of the garden a modern day still room will provide a visual spectacle as the perfumer practises her craft within. This striking structure references the history of the company within its fibres. The timber used will be Ulmus minor (Elm), a species which botanist John Evelyn is said to have saved from extinction. Complimenting the timber, the use of copper and glass throughout the garden echoes the distillery equipment used historically within the ‘Still Room’.
Jade Goto runs a sought after Brighton based design practise. She draws on culture and fine art married with her love of planting and a unique and inspiring way of envisioning garden spaces no matter what the scale. Whether delving into heritage or hyper-modern techniques, her love of botanicals is evident within her work.
She has shown at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, with her groundbreaking QR Code Garden and won Best in Show for her Austerity Garden at RHS Gardeners World Live.
Sponsor: Crabtree & Evelyn (www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk)
Contractor: Garden House Design (www.gardenhousedesign.co.uk)
Designer: Jade Goto Studio (www.jadegoto.com)