Les Bourgs Hospice landscape architect to exhibit garden at Chelsea flower show

May 11, 2016 / 

Landscape architect Stephen Welch, who worked on Les Bourgs Hospice, has designed a garden that will be exhibited at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The theme for this year’s show is ‘Health, Happiness and Horticulture’ and the entry, ‘Garden Bed’, is inspired by the hospice where palliative care patients’ beds can be wheeled into the garden.

Stephen Welch said: “I’ve taken a lot of inspiration from the work I did on Les Bourgs in conjunction with the building designers CCD Architects. The garden at the hospice is restorative and contemplative and I wanted ‘Garden Bed’ to reflect that and draw on the therapeutic powers of the natural environment.”

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The garden has been designed in conjunction with master florist Alison Doxey who will be weaving a floral quilt as well as planting bulbs, perennials, trees, grasses, and other plants to create a feeling of comfort and familiarity.

Stephen Welch has worked closely with CCD on a number of major projects in Guernsey over the last 7 years. CCD Architects consider that excellent landscaping and garden design are intrinsic to a successful project, and as a result, Stephen is often recommended and employed at the site planning stage to maximise the opportunities that the landscape has to offer.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be held at Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, on the 24–28 May. Book tickets here