Chris Beardshaw creating Chelsea garden for Great Ormond St Hospital

For the second year running Morgan Stanley has asked plantsman and designer Chris Beardshaw to create a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Chris Beardshaw's Morgan Stanley garden at Chelsea 2015.
Chris Beardshaw's Morgan Stanley garden at Chelsea 2015.

The new garden - which will be designed and built by Beardshaw - will provide a much needed, private and reflective space for parents and families of the children undergoing care.

The enclosed nature of the hospital site has shaped and informed the planting and schematics for the garden, which will contain a rich, green and verdant woodland scheme, sprinkled with pockets of colourful planting, bursting through the tree canopy and perennial understory.
The planting in the garden provides a plant-rich area of woodland diversity, featuring a wide range of perennials for dappled shade and with a collection of hedges, mixed topiary and mature trees, which all provide a naturally rich environment.

The garden features a reflective water feature and a main structure inspired by a Japanese azumaya (summer house), designed in three interlocking sections; each section framing views of the garden.

Further details of the garden design will be released in early December but it promises to be "one of the most challenging and poignant gardens" Beardshaw has ever designed.

After the show the garden will be rebuilt at Great Ormond Street Hospital during the summer of 2016 - similar to last year when the Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden was replanted to form part of a community project in East London.

The sponsorship of the garden is part of a new wider charity partnership between Morgan Stanley and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Morgan Stanley has had a close relationship with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity since 2007, when the Firm’s employees embarked on an ambitious fundraising initiative to raise, with the help of corporate donations, over £12m to help fund the construction of the Morgan Stanley Clinical Building, which opened in 2012. 

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

IoG Saltex - show preview

IoG Saltex - show preview

This year's Saltex will be looking to build on the success of last year by packing in a multitude of exhibitors and sessions over the two days, Sally Drury reports.



These tidy evergreen trees are not just for Christmas and come in a range of shapes and sizes, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Tree lifting, moving  and planting

Tree lifting, moving and planting

Successful relocations can see even big trees flourish while costing less than buying new stock, says Sally Drury.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Landscape Contracts & Tenders

Industry Data

New: We have pooled the wealth of data from the past six months' worth of Landscape Project Leads to create an exclusive report for subscribers looking at the key development trends, clients and locations for 2016.